ERIC Number: ED165249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Education by Choice: The Case for Family Control.
Coons, John E.; Sugarman, Stephen D.
This book examines the philosophical issues, possible variations, and implementation of voucher plans of educational choice. The voucher system proposed here (the Quality Choice Model) is based on the assumption that a voucher system can ensure the equal provision of educational resources to children regardless of residential mobility or ability to afford private school. The volume traces the history of choice in education in this country and links voucher plans with a belief in the value of ideological and educational pluralism. The problems that may be raised as a result of the effect of voucher plans on racial integration are addressed. The authors make a case for families being allowed to make educational choices for their children. Most of the book deals with the best design for a voucher plan, including admissions policies, consumer information, fair selection, transportation, teacher certification, transfer policies, regulation of competition, governance, and formation. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Philosophy, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Racial Integration
University of California Press, 2223 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720 ($10.95)
Publication Type: Books
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