ERIC Number: ED468189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice. No Child Left Behind Policy Brief.
Krueger, Carl; Ziebarth, Todd
One of the most controversial issues in contemporary education policy--school choice--plays a prominent part in the newly revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA 2001) legislation. In fact, ESEA 2001 provides support for public school choice through a number of provisions, including the Innovative Programs, Public Charter Schools Program, and Voluntary Public School Choice provisions. This policy brief focuses on magnet schools, open enrollment, and charter schools in that they are covered by ESEA 2001 provisions. Research says that different programs reach low-income families differently. Yet, almost without exception, parents who enroll their children in choice programs report high levels of satisfaction. Evidence is ambiguous with regard to student achievement and school choice. Policy concerns include the possibility of stratification of the student body, space, transportation, and funding. As states and districts implement public school choice strategies under the new ESEA, they need to closely monitor the quality and equity that results from these programs. This brief concludes with a short list of resources for states to consider as they implement the ESEA. (RT)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Publications, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Open Enrollment, Public Schools, School Choice
Education Commission of the States, 700 Broadway, #1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460 ($4). Tel 303-299-3600; Fax: 303-296-8332; Web site: http://www.ecs.org/html. For full text: http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/35/21/3521.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001