ERIC Number: ED325948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Choice in American Education. Policy Issues.
Witte, John F.
An analysis of school choice programs is presented. The review is organized around the following topics: common characteristics of programs, variations, advantages and disadvantages, the relationship between choice and student achievement, and state role. A conclusion is that policy decisions will have to be based on factors other than effects of school choice on student achievement, because there are few, if any, acceptable studies available on the subject, and that state policymakers should weigh choice options against legal, political, and geographic constraints. (56 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Open Enrollment, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Choice, School District Autonomy, School Restructuring, State Action, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Tax Credits, Tax Deductions, Tuition
Publication Sales, Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV. Policy and Planning Center.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Robert M. LaFollette Inst. of Public Affairs.