ERIC Number: ED096773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Feasibility of Implementing a "Voucher Plan" in Seattle, Phase 2. Final Report.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of School Service and Research.
In February 1971, the Seattle School District received funds to conduct a study of the feasibility of implementing the education voucher plan in Seattle. The study was divided into two preliminary phases. Phase 1 conducted over a 4-month period, consisted of an investigation of the areas of the city where the plan could best be tested, an analysis of the legislation required to give the school district authority to sponsor such a program, a study of possible admissions procedures, an analysis of financial implications, and a suggested evaluation system. Phase 2 was directed toward providing the school district with additional information about some of the issues. Much of the additional information accumulated during Phase 2 was obtained through three citizen surveys and an analysis of census data and population trends in Seattle. This report summarizes Phase 2, provides recommendations, and is intended to provide a basis for public discussion prior to making a decision on a voucher demonstration in Seattle. No definite stand has been taken in this report on whether Seattle should proceed with a voucher demonstration. However, a specific plan has been designed which details both the potential merits and the disadvantages of the plan, and which also suggests procedures for implementation. (Author/JF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Seattle School District 1, WA.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of School Service and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Washington; Washington (Seattle)