ERIC Number: ED387933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Privatization of Choice. Policy Update Number 3.
Supporters of school-choice proposals contend that private-school choice continues to gain momentum at the state and local levels. This publication provides an overview of trends in the privatization of school choice, including privately financed voucher programs, contractual arrangements with the private sector, and for-profit private school chains. After discussing a brief history of private school choice and noting examples of emerging entrepreneurs, the following key questions in the debate are discussed: (1) What kinds of choices do parents want? (2) Will the private sector produce better outcomes? and (3) Will the private sector exacerbate existing inequalities? Whether emerging private-sector movements continue to grow may depend on the progress of public-school efforts. In the mean time, many agree that educators should not only document their accomplishments, but describe the challenges they face. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.