ERIC Number: ED336855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parental Choice Options in Maine. Occasional Paper Series, No. 11.
Maddaus, John E.; Mirochnik, Denise A.
An overview of parental choice options and issues in Maine is presented in this paper. Methodology involved: (1) interviews with 10 state Department of Education officials; (2) analysis of State Department of Education data; (3) interviews with other educators and one state legislator; (4) analysis of newspaper and journal articles; and (5) a survey of 151 state superintendents, which elicited 73 returns, a 48 percent response rate. The introduction discusses policy issues, a definition of parental choice, and parental choice options in other states. Part 2 examines public school options, such as choice through selection of residence, vocational education, interdistrict transfers, and elementary and secondary within-district enrollment options. The State Legislative Document 848 is also critiqued. The third part presents options that include both public and private institutions and part 4 examines privately funded options. Conclusions are presented in the final section. Appendices contain the superintendents' survey, vocational program enrollment by gender, Legislative Document 848, a map accompanied with 22 tables of town tuitioning clusters, private school enrollment, approved and unapproved private schools, and home school applications by year and county. (50 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Penquis Superintendents' Association Research Cooperative, ME.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.