ERIC Number: ED333529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Field Hearing on Parental Choice. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session (Milwaukee, WI, November 16, 1990).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education.
Statements, prepared statements, letters, and supplementary materials presented at a field hearing on a parental choice program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are compiled in this report. Under the "Choice" Program, the state pays $2,440 for each of a limited number of K-12 pupils residing in the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend nonsectarian, private schools located in the city. Eligibility is limited to pupils whose total family income does not exceed 175% of the federal poverty level. The state public aid to Milwaukee schools is reduced for each student participating in the "Choice" program. Testimonies and prepared statements were offered by various educational administrators and parent, teacher, and interest groups. Arguments against the proposal are that it detracts from educational reform and establishes two classes of education. Proponents argue that it offers high-quality, individual learning and smaller class sizes. A summary of the Milwaukee choice plan and a copy of the Wisconsin Administrative Code on Educational Approval Board are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Government Role, Hearings, Private School Aid, Private Schools, School Choice
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education.