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ERIC Number: ED033473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-7
Pages: 11
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The Pennsylvania Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Education Act - Pioneer and Precedent.
Kurtzman, David H.
The Pennsylvania Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Education Act, signed into law in June 1968, made Pennsylvania the first State legally powered to give direct public aid to nonpublic schools. Such schools contain about one-fourth of the State's elementary and secondary school enrollment. Aid is restricted to teachers' salaries and to textbooks and instructional materials in the fields of mathematics, modern foreign languages, physical education, and physical science. Teacher certification must be approved by the State and standardized tests are required of students to insure quality. No public school funds are used. Instead, certain State revenues from horse and harness racing are used. The positions taken by other States regarding aid to nonpublic schools are discussed in addition to the specific problems of the Pennsylvania school situation. (DE)
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Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Education Commission of the States (Denver, Colorado, July 7-9, 1969).