ERIC Number: ED396848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Paving the Way to Greater Parental Involvement in Education.
McKinley, Daniel M.
PAVE (Partners Advancing Values in Education) was founded in 1992 as an independent, non-profit organization by civic and business leaders who believe that all families deserve equal educational opportunities for their children. The primary focus of PAVE is to provide low-income families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with financial assistance so they can enroll their children in a school that meets their needs. To qualify for the program, families must meet federal poverty guidelines. At the initiation of the program, 4,094 families applied for PAVE assistance and 2,089 grants were awarded. Evaluations of the program reported high levels of parent satisfaction, student academic achievement, parent involvement, and minority enrollment. PAVE has become a transformational organization, with a goal to transform a private charitable voucher program into enlightened public policy. The PAVE program illustrates the equitableness and effectiveness of choice in education, and the benefits that can result when families become truly empowered to manage their children's education. (WJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE), Milwaukee, WI.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Education Association (93rd, Philadelphia, PA, April 9-12, 1996).