ERIC Number: ED253939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Education Source Book: The State Legislators' Guide for Reform.
A compendium of proposals for model state laws intended to restore parental and local control and to improve teaching and discipline in elementary and secondary education is presented in this report. The proposals, together with explanatory passages, are presented in three categories: (1) parents' role in education, (2) teachers' role in education, and (3) states' role in education. The first category includes measures to permit home schooling, to mandate increased parental involvement in schools, and to establish tuition tax credits and a voucher system. In the second group are four suggested bills to establish alternatives to teacher certification; an "Extraordinary Performance Pay for Teachers Act"; and five school discipline measures that would strengthen penalties for school violence, guarantee that schools be notified of serious crimes by students, restrict access to school premises, establish mandatory school crime reporting, and require all school districts to develop and implement discipline policies according to state guidelines. The third category consists of a measure that would minimize regulation of private schools, a resolution requiring that a values education program be formulated and adopted, and a series of suggestions for school finance reform. An index of previous educational legislation proposed by the American Legislative Exchange Council is included. (MCG)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Decentralization, Discipline Policy, Educational Change, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Home Schooling, Models, Parent Role, Premium Pay, School Choice, School Security, State Legislation, Tax Credits, Teacher Selection, Teaching (Occupation), Tuition
American Legislative Exchange Council, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 400, Washington DC 20002 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, DC.
Note: Support provided by the John M. Olin Foundation.