ERIC Number: ED343237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
What Follows School Choice: Teachers As Entrepreneurs and Charter Schools?
Randall, Ruth E.
Information about two possible actions as followups to school choice is provided in this paper, with attention to the concepts of teachers in private practice and charter schools. The movement of teachers in private practice involves educators as entrepreneurs who contract with school districts. Benefits include a high degree of accountability and lower district costs. Problems for teachers involve determining their expertise, financial planning, and lack of a teacher support system. A Minnesota charter school bill, legislated in 1991, is described next. The charter establishes provisions for the organization and funding, authorization, and implementation of charter schools. Components of charter school contracts are also outlined, such as purpose and outcomes, admission policies and procedures, administrative duties, legal compliance with student requirements and financial audits, length of the school year and contract, and insurance coverage. The proposed Durenberger-Lieberman amendment to the Neighborhood Schools Improvement Act in the United States Senate is briefly described. (11 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Charter Schools MN; Minnesota
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (San Diego, CA, February 21-24, 1992).