ERIC Number: ED340108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
School Choice or School Reform? Pennsylvania Educational Policy Studies Series No. 12.
Cooley, William W.
The feasibility of an educational voucher plan proposed by the Pennsylvania legislature is assessed in this paper. Reasons against passing House Bill 1133 and Senate Bill 992 include the large initial cost; lack of evidence that the plan would expand choice; the fact that market forces increase inequities; the need to distinguish choice from voucher plans; and diversion of funds to the wealthiest counties. The recommendation is made to develop a comprehensive, systemic reform effort based on broad consensus of goals and consistent strategies to achieve them. One table is included. (10 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.