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Pearson, Judith – Phi Delta Kappan, 1989
Minnesota is leading the school choice movement, but Governor Perpich's promotional tours may be somewhat premature. This article examines the open enrollment concept and its consequences, including charges of elitism and application of private enterprise principles to education. Open enrollment contradicts the legislature's duty to establish a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, General Education, Open Enrollment, Public Education
Nasstrom, Roy R. – 1986
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act, enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985, allows 11th- and 12th-grade high school students to take courses, for credit, in colleges, junior colleges, and vocational-technical institutes despite opposition from high school authorities. Students may use credits from these courses to count toward…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Innovation, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Government School Relationship
Bennett, David A. – 1989
This document comprises a report on the architectural elements of choice in the desegregation process, a review of the choice process based on Minnesota's experience, and a statement of implications for state policymakers. The following organizational principles of the choice process are discussed: (1) enrollment based on a "first come, first…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Nontraditional Education, Politics of Education