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An assessment of year-round school learning achievement

Taxpayers today are extremely concerned about the ever increasing taxes, both in education as well as in the operation of the various governmental agencies. For the most part in the past five years, the majority of the taxpayers have been voting against against all tax increases, especially in the field of education. Besides being unable to keep up with the spiraling price increases, the tax payers have been dissatisfied with the end products of the public educational system. Many feel that the schools are too lax in the enforcing of discipline. Others feel that the schools are failing the students and society as a whole, by not teaching courses which are relevant to living in a society on a day to day basis. This as well as numerous other dissatisfactions with the educational systems, have led many to look into the feasibility of the voucher system, and to incorporate a system to make the instructors more accountable for the learning which takes place in their classrooms. In 1 California, the provisions of the Stull Bill reflects this latter concern. At the same time while these educational alternatives are being considered and implemented, another alternative has arisen in the spot light on the stage of education. (See more in text.)

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