ERIC Number: EJ844944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 15
School Choice: The Fiscal Impact of Home Education in Florida
Sutton, Lenford C.; Bogan, Yolanda K. H.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v2 n2 p5-9 Sum 2005
This article provides a description of home-based education in the state of Florida and addresses the financial queries that often arise in the debate regarding the probative value of homeschooling and its effects on the financial coffers of state legislatures. This simple analysis of home-based education and its financial implications for Florida is significant because Florida is a leader in providing school choice options for parents. Also research has consistently shown the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP), the state-funding mechanism, to be one of the most equitable in the nation. It was determined that the state reaps a small financial benefit due to homeschooling, and recommends that state legislatures embrace the emergence of homeschooling as "a viable alternative, which may play a significant role in diminishing the cost of public education for taxpayers in their respective states."
Descriptors: Home Schooling, School Choice, Public Education, Educational Finance, Educational Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida