ERIC Number: ED411330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice Programs. What's Happening in the States.
Tucker, Allyson M., Comp.; Lauber, William F., Comp.
School choice advocates made many advances in 1994, and many states seem ready to pass school choice legislation in 1995. This report describes the state of school choice efforts in the individual states. School choice advocates look for action by the Federal Government as Congress discusses ways to help states implement choice, whether by vouchers, block grants, or other approaches. In 1994 there were increased numbers of privately sponsored school choice programs funded by corporations, individuals, and charitable organizations. Analysis of the reports from individual states yields information about school choice. Of the 44 state legislatures that met in 1994, some sort of school choice legislation was introduced or pending in 25 states. Forty state governors have indicated their support for school choice, and at least 41 states have significant policy groups or grassroots coalitions working for school choice. Ten states have implemented charter school legislation, and many other states are deliberating about charter schools. Several thousand students attended the school of their choice under 1 of 16 privately sponsored voucher programs in 1994. Each state summary includes a statement about the position of the governor. A glossary of choice terms and a chart of comparative information are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Grants, Private Sector, Program Development, School Choice, State Legislation, State Programs
Heritage Foundation, Publications Department, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4999; fax: 202-544-2260.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC.