ERIC Number: ED330092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Choice: Implementation Issues. A National Perspective. Policy Briefs Number 3.
Kroeger, Marianne; And Others
While the concept of choice is not new to families able to take advantage of the available options, the idea of giving parents nearly total freedom in selecting their children's public school is new. Proponents of choice claim it results in higher test scores, fewer dropouts, and more involved parents. Critics maintain that there is no proof of school improvement, that there is danger of resegregation, and that the socioeconomic gap will widen. Components critical to an effective school choice program include high quality parent information, guidelines for racial balance, and provisions for transportation. Brief summaries of regional action and agendas concerning parental choice from seven states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) as well as guest commentaries from the education department heads of Iowa and Minnesota are included. A list of 22 references and resources is also provided. (EJS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; Ohio; Wisconsin