Parental Choice or School Choice: Who Benefits from the Removal of Zoning?

  • Carrie Beaven

Abstract

This paper considers the issue of parental choice, a key aspect of the Picot Report and Tomorrow’s Schools reforms. It seeks to explore two key research questions pertaining to the secondary school sector. Firstly, does the abolition of school zoning lead to greater parental choice? Secondly, do enrolment schemes create more choice for parents and students? The findings suggest that amendments to the Tomorrow’s Schools policy created less choice for some parents, particularly those who were Maori or those of low socio-economic status. It is argued that a level of state intervention is required to ensure fair, transparent selection of students in oversubscribed schools.

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Author Biography

Carrie Beaven
Published
2002-07-01
How to Cite
BEAVEN, Carrie. Parental Choice or School Choice: Who Benefits from the Removal of Zoning?. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 12, july 2002. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1434>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i12.1434.

Keywords

Educational Policy and Administration