ERIC Number: ED052772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Educational Accounts on Junior Colleges.
Junior College Research Review, v6 n1 Sep 1971
The author, a colleague of Ivan Illich, suggests a radical alternative to the present school system--namely, educational accounts. The accounts could be restricted to use in schools while junior colleges retain their present role in the system, or they could be used without being restricted to schools and the junior colleges could be freed from their traditional role. As for accounts usable only in schools, one proposal would put all present school funds in the hands of parents, thus more nearly equalizing the resources of rich and poor and the competitive status of public and private schools, and giving parents far greater discretion in the content and timing of their children's schooling. If the accounts were not restricted to schools, the individual could buy any service or object the community considered educational. Of the funds allocated to each citizen (calculated at $150 per year or $17,000 per lifetime), junior colleges would probably attract a large proportion, especially if they truly fulfilled their community-service function of being a real educational resource center for all residents. The implications of these two alternatives to the present system of funding and function are discussed in detail. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.