ERIC Number: ED451293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
The Case for Choice in Schooling: Restoring Parental Control of Education. A Comprehensive Guide for Advancing Parents' Rights and Responsibilities To Direct the Education of Their Children. A Mackinac Center Report.
Brouillette, Matthew J.
This three-part primer is designed to educate and inform people about all aspects of school choice and to equip them to participate in the debate as fully informed members of the community. The text: provides a brief historical review of the origins and growth of tax-funded schools nationwide and how they came to be synonymous with public education; demonstrates the failure of many popular education reforms of the past and present, including ever-increasing funding and burdensome regulations, to significantly improve the quality of government education; explains the different school choice programs nationwide, including intra-and inter-district choice, charter schools, tuition vouchers and tax credits, universal tuition tax credits, and private scholarships; identifies barriers to education reforms and dispels myths about school choice; and outlines strategic plans that parents and other concerned citizens can follow to advance a cause for greater school choice and sustain school choice victories. Two appendixes present a glossary of education-related terms and a list of school choice resources. (SM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational History, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Public Education, School Choice, Tax Credits
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Midland, MI.