ERIC Number: ED242828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Educational Options for Minorities and the Poor. An Interim Project Report.
Ratteray, Joan Davis
This report presents a summary of findings resulting from visits to 40 independent neighborhood schools in 1983. Most of the schools consider themselves independent preparatory institutions; most are indigenous to and located in low-income urban areas and serving the academic and social needs of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian-American children. Information is provided on students (enrollment, average stay, testing, later education), staff characteristics, physical structure, parental involvement, curriculum, and funding. A summary of the interview questions and answers touches on why such schools started, their successes and setbacks, the future of alternative schools, growth and expansion, improvements needed, and feelings of parents and administrators regarding educational vouchers and tuition tax credits. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Washington, DC.