ERIC Number: ED351792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
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Choice and Accountability: The Minnesota Experience.
Randall, Ruth E.
The kinds of school choice programs and the processes by which they became legalized in Minnesota are discussed in this paper. The first part reviews reasons for restructuring American schools. The second part describes how the Minnesota education system moved changed in the following areas: from a single delivery system to community education; from K-12 education to lifelong learning; from ad hoc programs to comprehensive programs for at-risk children; from few leaders to school-based management; from inputs to outcome-based education; and from monopoly to choice. The kinds of choice opportunities available in Minnesota are described next--open enrollment, high school graduation incentives, and postsecondary options. The processes by which public support was built for each program and ultimately legislated are also described. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Speech presented at the Gates Foundation Conference (Keystone, CO, September 1989).