ERIC Number: ED061904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Unequal Student Aid: Emerging Education Policy Issues in Law.
Sandow, Stuart A.
This document is the third in a series of studies designed to examine the legal aspects of various potential educational problems in our society. This particular study deals with the case of a young man who, when denied admission to the only institution in the State University of New York that offered his chosen field of study, was forced to obtain admission to a private college in the State. The young man argued that since he was not rejected by the SUNY institution because of lack of qualifications but only lack of space, the State should offer financial aid sufficient to cover the added costs of the private institution. Eighty percent of the attorneys surveyed were of the opinion that the case would come to court within 5 years; 60% saw other public institutions such as hospitals coming under attack; 75% felt that student action for equal protection is invalid; and 60% saw the event as beneficial to society. The possible implications for the future of higher education arising out of this case are the death of private schools and more freedom of choice for the poor. (HS)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Private Colleges, State Aid
Educational Policy Research Center, Syracuse University Research Corp., 1206 Harrison Street, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
Note: number three in a series