Financial Analysis
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On November 2, 1993, Californians will face their most important education decision since the state's formation. Ballot Proposition 174, if enacted, will amend the state constitution and establish "scholarships" redeemable by parents for their children's kindergarten through 12th grade schooling. If this ballot measure passes, public schools will continue to exist, as will today's many kinds of private schools. However, alongside of these two conventional schooling alternatives will be a third choice, "scholarship redeeming schools." These new schools will be paid for, or at least financially...
Overview of PACE Analysis
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PACE has analyzed the financial, legal, and social ramifications of Proposition 174, the school choice initiative, so as to provide Californians and policymakers with accurate, unbiased information. This packet contains important questions and answers about the initiative, summaries of PACE's financial analysis and polling report, and background information on PACE and its directors.
The School Voucher Initiative
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On November 2, 1993, Californians will decide whether to amend the California Constitution according to the provisions of the "Parental Choice in Education Initiative," Proposition 174. PACE has undertaken an analysis of the initiative's provisions. This analysis is intended to provide policymakers, parents, educators, and mem­bers of the general public with objective information. PACE is not taking a position on the initiative. Rather, the PACE analysis reviews significant components of the initiative and raises the policy questions and issues for voters to consider. PACE has produced...
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After taking a back seat to education reform pro­grams during the 1980s, school finance is again in the forefront. With the re­cent sweeping state supreme court deci­sions overturning school finance struc­tures in Kentucky, New Jersey, and Tex­as, and with active or planned cases in 23 additional states, education finance liti­gation, fiscal inequities, and school fi­nance reform have rebounded to high places on state education policy agendas. This article discusses the changing contours of school finance through the 1970s and 1980s and outlines the key is­sues in school finance for the 1990s...
Not Whether, But What
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Choice. It is a pleasant enough sound­ing word. In some contexts, "choice" conjures up notions of freedom and de­mocracy, concepts and conditions Ameri­cans revere. In specific application to education, choice describes a set of sys­tems or processes by which parents are able to choose the school their child at­tends. What could be controversial about that? Yet debate surrounding the issue of choice has sparked a war of rhetoric that has reached schools and local com­munities, corporate boardrooms, state legislative chambers, and even Congress and the White House. Choice is not a new issue. It...
A Comparison of Education Reforms in the United States and Great Britain
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The new international economy is affecting more than business. It is also reshaping education in many industrialized nations. The need for a more highly educated workforce is stimulating policy makers to expand access to schooling and enhance its quality. Specific educational reforms enacted by a nation depend upon conditions such as historical developments, existing institutional arrangement, and current economic balances. However, despite continuing differences among the world's schooling systems, the emerging global economy virtually demands that nations now address similar educational...