Academic Tribes and Territories: Intellectual Enquiry and by Becher

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How do teachers understand themselves and co-workers of their personal disciplines, and the way do they expense these in different matters? How heavily comparable are their highbrow initiatives and their methods of organizing their expert lives? What are the interconnections among educational cultures and the character of disciplines? This name maps educational wisdom and explores the various features of these who inhabit and domesticate it.

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An annual household income of $15,000 qualifies a household for the upper income quartile in these simulations. Even within this population, however, benefits of acceptance into the program are closely related to the educational attainment of the participant. While even choice-rejected parents at the upper end of the education distribution are likely to show gains in participation, choice­ accepted parents in the lower quartile of educational attainment are only expected to show about two-thirds of the gains as parents at the mean or top quartile of educational attainment.

In fact, one of the original publicly funded voucher programs-the Ohio Pilot Scholarship Program-allowed public schools in fifteen neighboring school districts to accept the vouchers of 21 22 SCHOOL CHOICE AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY Cleveland's public school students. No public schools in these wealthier districts with smaller minority student populations chose to accept vouch­ ers. School officials argued that the vouchers-and extra offers of tuition money from the state-were insufficient reimbursement for the costs involved.

All of these relationships are statistically significant. As these are static data, it is not possible to sep­ arate out the processes of skimming and social capital formation as I did with the Milwaukee choice program data. I cannot say if parents who choose not to enroll their child in an assigned public school were more efficacious and participatory when they made the decision or because of it. Given the results from the Milwaukee data, however, it is likely that it is some of both. The second step in the analysis is to use fitted values from the regression to predict a probability of leaving the public schools for each parent who remains in the assigned public schools.

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