ERIC Number: ED403632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the Monopoly Structure of Public Education. Dialogue Series, Number 12.
Pioneer Inst. for Public Policy Research, Boston, MA.
On January 31, 1996, Pioneer Institute Executive Director James A. Peyser delivered an address to the Boston Economic Club, in which he proposed radical reforms to the structure of public education. This publication contains an edited transcript of the speech. The speech argues that after 30 years of stagnation and decline, only fundamental structural change can bring about lasting improvement in public education. It also argues that deregulation, independently managed schools, and choice should be the cornerstones of a new structure, one that benefits from competition, commitment, and the shared community that only real educational choice can create. A series of steps is outlined for creating a market-driven educational system. Three figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Charter Schools, Competition, Decentralization, Educational Economics, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Government School Relationship, Institutional Autonomy, New Federalism, Privatization, Public Education, School Choice, School Restructuring, State Regulation
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 85 Devonshire St., 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pioneer Inst. for Public Policy Research, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts