ERIC Number: ED343235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
School Choice: Issues and Answers.
Randall, Ruth E.
State policymakers will want to make clear the intent of a policy on choice when they write their legislative bills. The purpose for the policy will help parents, students, educators, and the general public understand their action and the reasons for the action. This study discusses 11 issues included in legislative bills and gives a brief summary of the law on choice in 8 states: Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Ohio, Idaho, Washington, and Utah. Issues for which the legislators may provide direction include the following: (1) reasons for choosing another school, i.e., academics, athletics, performing arts, special education, other; (2) desegregation; (3) space; (4) timelines; (5) provision of transportation; (6) voluntary or required participation by district; (7) state aid and local levies in dollars; (8) information for parents and students; (9) counseling of parents and students; (10) evaluation and data collecting mechanisms; and (11) grievance board for parents. (32 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Counseling, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Grievance Procedures, Information Dissemination, Parent School Relationship, Problem Solving, School Choice, School Desegregation, School District Autonomy, School Restructuring, Space Utilization, State Aid, State Legislation, Student Transportation, Tax Allocation, Time Management
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (San Diego, CA, February 21-24, 1992). For a related document, see ED 335 775.