ERIC Number: ED440176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice, 2000: What's Happening in the States.
Rees, Nina Shokraii
This report presents an analysis of the school choice movement throughout the United States, and a state-by-state analysis that provides snapshots of each state's progress toward school choice and charter schools. The Children's Scholarship Fund found that 1.25 million low-income parents would take advantage of scholarships that would allow their children to attend private or religious schools if given the chance. A number of state initiatives affecting school choice are planned, but the one development that could significantly alter the course of school choice is the Presidential election. The state profiles contain information on the state's education statistics, an overview of its educational reform efforts, and an analysis of recent developments in school choice and charter schools, along with a review of the positions of the governor and the state legislature on school choice. State contacts for further information on school choice are provided. Appendixes contain a list of national organizations that promote school choice and a review of state home school laws. (SLD)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, Private School Aid, School Choice, School Restructuring, State Legislation, State Programs, Tax Credits, Tuition, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by Jeb Bush. For the 1997 report, see ED 412 320.