ERIC Number: ED305747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-5
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Choice: Recent Developments and Analysis of Issues. CRS Report for Congress No. 89-219 EPW.
Riddle, Wayne C.; Stedman, James B.
Policymakers are considering ways of providing more opportunities for students and their parents to exercise choice in public education. This report provides background information on current public school choice programs and proposals, and an analysis of selected issues related to this topic. The first part of the paper presents background information describing selected examples of current public school choice programs, reviewing the calls for greater choice in public schools that have appeared in recent education reform reports and that have been made by the Bush Administration, and delineating how current Federal programs support choice. The next part presents an analysis of issues related to providing greater choice opportunities in public schools discussed under the following headings: (1) effects of choice programs; (2) implementation issues; and (3) the context of school choice. The final part offers a brief synthesis of the findings and considers possible alternatives to the choice programs currently under debate. (SI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.