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Benn, Caroline – Forum for the Discussion of New Trends in Education, 1980
The author sees a return to elitism in the educational policies of Britain's present Conservative Government. She analyzes two Parliamentary bills designed to reverse the 1976 comprehensive schools act and, in the name of parent choice, to establish new selective secondary school entry rules and to subsidize private education. (SJL)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Access to Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Legislation
Ducharme, E. R. – 1985
This paper deals with four issues: (1) the aging of the faculties of high schools in the northeastern United States; (2) frequently observed characteristics of teaching seen during site visits to secondary schools for the Department of Education's Secondary School Recognition Program; (3) elitism in high schools; and (4) observations on the status…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Schools, Honors Curriculum
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