ERIC Number: ED354279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice. Proceedings of the Conference of the University/Urban Schools National Task Force (14th, Marina del Rey, California, October 29-30, 1992).
Bossone, Richard M., Ed.; Polishook, Irwin H., Ed.
This publication presents 13 papers selected from a conference on school choice, which was designed to shed light on what is meant by school choice, what proposals are being advanced to achieve choice, and how various sections of the community view the issue. Following a preface and a list of participants in the conference, an essay by Christopher T. Cross offers an overview of the school choice issue, which opens by suggesting a definition of terms by, for instance, calling magnet and similar programs "stage one choice." A central section contains four descriptions of specific programs: choice through public schools at Community School District Four in East Harlem (New York City); choice through charter schools (public schools allowed substantially increased local control and individual options) in Minnesota; choice through vouchers covering programs established in some states and other programs currently being considered in others; and choice through private enterprise such as private management of public schools. The last section offers views about school choice of eight individuals (two educators, two business people, two lawyers, and two legislators). In each pair, one author argues for school choice and the other author argues against school choice. (JB)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Private School Aid, Public Schools, School Choice, School Restructuring, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Graduate School, City University of New York, 33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 ($6).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.
Identifiers - Location: California; Minnesota