The incomparability of alternatives and the triviality of choice
cut across one another.
If they are right, any civic criticism of choice
is at best incoherent.
Most people believe in the desirability of choice
and competition and the power of incentives--except in education.
Into this milieu enters the feminist politics of choice
. The pro-choice movement illustrates the tensions between liberty and liberation, and oddly enough may have paved the way for much of the current feminist balkanization.
Some say things like "If people are too stupid to take advantage of freedom of choice
, then the hell with them." I hope that when those people ask their children for help figuring out Medicare prescription drug choices, their kids are more sympathetic.
The reviewers disagree about the content of the empirical findings, their implications for different kinds of choice
initiatives, and the quality of alternative research designs.
Likewise, scant attention is paid to how instituting the kinds of choices
Cherny proposes may limit other, larger choices.
It examines how the changes introduced in Vermont and New Hampshire contribute a new understanding of choice
and consumerism as promoted by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992 and reviews the process by which Vermont and New Hampshire decided to streamline.
Defenders of choice
, then, had to get voters to approve the measure, while the anti-choice forces had to confuse enough of Maryland's pro-choice majority to defeat the bill.
Americans are facing a crisis of choice
. We're increasingly unhappy, riddled with anxiety and regret, because we have so much freedom to decide what to do with our money and our lives.
The underlying agendas of choice
advocates vary widely.
The researchers also found no indication that higher-income earners chose independent schools to a greater extent than low-income earners, no evidence that freedom of choice
led to increased economic segregation, and nothing to indicate that independent schools have fewer special-needs students.