ERIC Number: ED170958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Vouchers in East Hartford, Connecticut and New Hampshire. A Summary, 1973-1976.
Donaldson, Gordon A., Jr.; Weber, William M.
This document discusses the site histories and summarizes the reports of the participants of the East Hartford, Connecticut, and New Hampshire voucher planning projects during 1973-76. It discusses the voucher concept, which is to give parents a direct role in education, and compares the two voucher models. A summary of four viewpoints held by participants in the experience concludes the report. The ultimate irony of these two experiences, the paper states, was that the voucher system never stimulated much interest or involvement on the part of parents. However, the projects raised many questions about public school funding, accountability, and efficiency. The document states the hope that the records of these experiences will stimulate modifications in educational delivery systems, even if education vouchers are never fully implemented or tested. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Leinwand (C.M.) Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Connecticut (East Hartford); New Hampshire