ERIC Number: ED354599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Educational Choice: A Privately Funded Model. School Choice with a Bite.
Aguirre, Robert B.; Steiger, Fritz S., Ed.
A privately funded educational choice model is presented in this document, which is based on the experiences of four privately funded programs in Indianapolis (Indiana), San Antonio (Texas), Milwaukee (Wisconsin), and Atlanta (Georgia). The model is designed to help interested persons or organizations establish a privately funded educational choice program in their community. Section 1 offers information on defining the program's focus. Section 2 outlines seven common denominators shared by the four programs. The following programs are described: the CHOICE Trust (Indianapolis); The Children's Educational Opportunity (CEO) Foundation (San Antonio); Partnership for Educational Choice (Milwaukee); and the Children's Educational Foundation (Atlanta). The third section presents steps for identifying critical local issues through data collection, such as private and public school surveys. Sections 4 through 7 offer guidelines for designing the program, recruiting partners, selecting data processing programs, and utilizing a public relations firm. A flowchart and sample timeline are provided in the eighth section. Sections 9 through 11 offer tips for preparing the announcement and handling of public response, handling operational difficulties, and evaluating the program. A list of contact persons is provided in the final section. Appendices contain individual program forms, a sample private school survey, the administrator's job description, an empowering document, data processing reports, a sample request for proposal (RFP) form, and sample press releases and announcements. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation, San Antonio, TX.
Note: Report produced through a grant from the Famsea Corporation.