ERIC Number: EJ712942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
Reference Count: 5
Zirkel, Perry A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n9 p715-716 May 2005
In this era of educational choice, school accountability, research-based practices, and commercial competition--illustrated by but not exclusive to No Child Left Behind--some schools, public and private, make claims that resemble false advertising and that some parents rely on, to their disappointment and even detriment. Moreover, the laudable movement in recent years toward public school partnerships with businesses and with universities may pose the unintended consequence of establishing new and shared liability. This column examines these issues through a discussion of the case of a Florida family that bought a house in a development based on a promise to provide a cutting-edge school for their children.
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Public Education, Equal Education, Disabilities, School Choice, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Educational Quality
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001