ERIC Number: ED085462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Education Vouchers: A Report on Financing Elementary Education by Grants to Parents.
Center for the Study of Public Policy, Cambridge, MA.
The contents of this document are organized in nine chapters. Chapter One is "An Overview." Chapter Two presents "Seven Alternative Economic Models." Chapter Three discusses "Matching Pupils to Schools." Chapter Four compares "Vouchers and Other State Plans for Aiding Private Schools." Chapter Five describes "The Demonstration Project: Specifications and Evaluation." Chapter Six discusses "Four Additional Economic Models," which have come up most often in discussions with educators, legislators and community groups. Chapter Seven discusses "Identifying Children with Special Educational Needs," focusing on the technical problems of determining the value of vouchers for particular students, asssuming vouchers vary in value according to educational "need." Chapter Eight, "Problems in Matching Pupils to Schools," examines in detail the prevention of segregation, the need for excess capacity in a voucher system, late applicants and running a lottery. Chapter Nine, "Problems in a Demonstration," focuses on problems unique to a demonstration; viz. problems of phasing into a voucher system, the financial consequences of a demonstration for the public schools, schools that want to fill only a fraction of their places with voucher students, financial arrangements with parochial schools, and alternative structures for an educational voucher agency. [For the preliminary report, see ED 040265.] (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Administration, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Education, Parent Role, Parochial Schools, Private School Aid, School Segregation, Student Distribution, Student Placement
Center for the Study of Public Policy, 56 Boylston Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02138
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Public Policy, Cambridge, MA.