ERIC Number: ED460188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice 2001: What's Happening in the States.
Moffit, Robert E., Ed.; Garrett, Jennifer J., Ed.; Smith, Janice A., Ed.
This publication tracks U.S. school choice efforts, examining research on their results. It includes: current public school data on expenditures, schools, and teachers for 2000-01 from a report by the National Education Association; a link to the states' own report cards on how their schools are performing; current private school information from a 2001 report by the National Center for Education Statistics; state rankings on the new Education Freedom Index by the Manhattan Institute in 2000; current National Assessment of Educational Progress test results released in 2001; and updates on legislative activity through mid-July 2001. After discussing ways to increase opportunities for children to succeed, research on school choice, and public opinion, a set of maps and tables offer a snapshot of choice in the states. The bulk of the book contains a state-by-state analysis that examines school choice status; K-12 public schools and students; K-12 public school teachers; K-12 public and private school student academic performance; background and developments; position of the governor/composition of the state legislature; and state contacts. An appendix presents national organizations that promote school choice. (Contains approximately 690 endnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Scholarship Funds, School Choice
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 2000 report, see ED 440 193. Foreword by Howard Fuller.