ERIC Number: ED100578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Voucher Intrigue: An Analysis of Its Impact on the Alum Rock Community.
Gutierrez, Felix; Chacon, Gloria
The 2 essays on educational vouchers given in this publication are: (1) "The Economics of Educational Vouchers: Schools and Parents", and (2) "The Alum Rock Voucher Program". "The Economics of Educational Vouchers: Schools and Parents" traces the roots of the voucher concept from Adam Smith to the conservative economist, Milton Friedman, to its present benefactor, the National Institute of Education. The experiment in community control conceived and designed by the Office of Economic Opportunity is discussed in detail. "The Alum Rock Voucher Program" discusses the Transitional Voucher Model implemented in East San Jose's Alum Rock School District in September 1972. The essay identifies the abuses and shortcomings of the program in the areas of student achievement, inservice training for teachers, trends in student mobility, parent information, and community participation. The misuse of supplementary compensatory-voucher funds and the convergence of 3 independent program evaluations are also discussed. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, Decentralization, Educational Economics, Educational Experiments, Educational Vouchers, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Resource Allocation, School Community Relationship, Student Mobility
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Network, Hayward, CA.