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ERIC Number: ED253958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Based Attendance: A New Approach to Expanding Parental Choice in Education.
Hoachlander, E. Gareth; Choy, Susan P.
This paper proposes a radical alternative to the current system of residence-based attendance: permit parents to send their children to schools near their workplaces, as a supplement to existing arrangements. This approach not only expands parental choice in education, but also helps to overcome other limitations inherent in residence-based school attendance. The first of the paper's three sections makes the following four points: (1) work-based attendance is responsive to significant changes in the structure of American family life; (2) it offers a new approach to achieving school integration; (3) it offers the potential for strengthening the connections between school and work; and (4) it responds to pressures for greater parental control over where children attend school. The second section discusses some of the major issues that would arise in developing work-based attendance plans: criteria for eligibility, legal issues, fiscal issues, child care, transportation, and employer involvement. The third section addresses the feasibility of such a plan and the potential role of the federal government in underwriting development costs, eliminating spending disparities, and sponsoring further research and evaluation. References are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.