School Choice at Federal and Local Levels. Jae Hee Park Michael Gaddis. Market base approach. Voucher Charter school- public funded and publicly regulated schools that are privately operated and enrolled by student/parent choice. Market base approach.
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Jae Hee Park
“In other words, in its ideal form, school choice replaces the current system of school stratification based on race and class with one governed by merit, measured by test scores, effort, grades, or some other criteria.” (207)
Schools which receive Title I funds that miss AYP two years in a row must allow students to transfer to a school which is not in improvement status
School districts have responsibilities:
What are some potential problems with this system?
Is it a fair system to all districts?
“The choice provisions are difficult for many, if not most, districts to implement, give struggling schools only one year to improve before facing sanctions, and penalize too many schools for the sanction to be effective. The vast majority of students who desire a school transfer are not being allowed one.” (221)
Think about having your child in a public school system. We have given you information (your race, your income, your child’s academic performance, you child’s current school, and the school options for your family) to help you decide where to send your child to school.