ERIC Number: ED052696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Legal and Political Issues of State Aid for Private Higher Education.
McFarlane, William H.; Wheeler, Charles L.
This report on state support for private higher education expands a 1969 survey of national trends prepared for the Southern Regional Education Board. It presents the findings of several empirical studies which: (1) examine various legal constraints and judicial interpretations related to tax appropriations for private schools; and (2) examine the attitudes of Southern education and political leaders toward basic questions in this area. A review of the findings shows there is much more flexibility than generally supposed both in the state support measures that could be adopted and in the respondents' attitudes toward specific types of state aid. The appendices include specific pertinent state constitutional provisions, legal decisions on "The Degree of Entanglement Standard" and purchase of secular services from parochial schools, early cases involving state aid, and the questionnaire sent to political and educational officials. (JS)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Private Colleges, Private School Aid, State Aid
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia (2.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: United States (South)