Education Policy Presentation6

Education Policy Presentation6 - Educational Choice and...

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    Educational Choice and Group  Educational Choice and Group  Theory Theory
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    Group Theory Parents and citizens vs. professionals Professional educators Teachers’ unions Voters and taxpayers Parents School boards Racial and religious groups
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    Parental choice in education Movement to reform education is pushing parental  “choice” Allowing one to choose a school provides parental  satisfaction and higher graduation rates.  Educational performance is enhanced when a child feels  comfortable. Sets goals for educators 
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    Charter Schools Publicly funded schools freed of some of the rules of  public schools in exchange for the accountability for  producing certain results Founders are teachers, parents, or activists.  Often established by non-profit groups, universities, and  some government entities.
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    Magnet Schools High schools that specialize in particular subjects. Schools can be adopted by businesses, professional  organizations, or universities. Highly recommended for inter-city areas to reduce social  isolation.
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    Educational Vouchers Vouchers given to parents to spend at any school they  choose (public/private). Competition would encourage school to satisfy parental  demands of excellence. Most effective for the underprivileged.
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    Voucher Controversy  School admin and state educational agencies argue  allowing parent to move from school to school disrupts  educational planning and inferior schools ability to stay  afloat.  Public educators fear all their money will be lost to  private schools.
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    Private school vs. Public School Private Schools Admissions are selective and  competitive. Funded through tuition, donations,  fundraising, and private grants Average tuition in 2005-2006 was  $14,000 Average tuition in 1999-2000 was  $4,700 Public School All students are admitted including  students with special needs. Funded through state, local, and federal  taxes. Does not charge tuition
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    Private School vs. Public school cont. Private School Flexibility to create specialized  programs Have the ability to use their own system  of measuring knowledge. Public School Curriculum General program designed for all  children Math, reading, writing, English,  science, history, and PE Curriculum is mandated by the state  and knowledge is measured by  standardized testing.
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    Tempe dropout rates District elementary Grades 7-8 status school enrollment dropout unknown Tempe Elementary District 3201 3.7% 3.4% Connolly Middle School 864 2.8% Fees Middle School 838 6.1% Getz School * * Gililland Middle School 753 2.9% McKemy Middle School 786 2.5% Tempe Preparatory Academy 78 0.0% 0.0% Tempe Preparatory Academy 78 0.0%
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    Major Education Policies Major Education Policies
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