ERIC Number: ED306702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A State Policy-Makers's Guide to Public-School Choice. Draft.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This policy guide draft pulls together information on the types of public school choice plans being implemented or debated across the nation. The guide describes six different kinds of plans that involve a choice among public schools: interdistrict, postsecondary options, second-chance, controlled-choice, teacher-initiated schools, and magnet schools. Each chapter elaborates on the interplay in each type of plan within the framework of finance equity, and school improvement. Six sections describe what the plan is, how it works, how finance and equity are played out, what the advocates and critics say, and how the plans are linked to school improvement. Each chapter concludes with a list of policy questions that must be answered as a community designs its own choice plan. The final chapter on "family information" provides a framework for thinking about the new relationship with families that districts and states must construct when families have the opportunity to choose their children's schooling. (SI)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Magnet Schools, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Public Schools, School Choice
Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80295 (Stock No. SI-89-1; $11.00 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.