ERIC Number: ED065898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Church-State Relations: The Legality of Using Public Funds for Religious Schools. ERIC/CEM State-of-the-Knowledge Series, Number Twenty-two. NOLPE Monograph Series on Legal Aspects of School Administration, Number One.
Smith, Michael R.; Bryson, Joseph E.
In this monograph, data is analyzed to determine whether public tax funds can be used legally to support religious elementary and secondary schools. The authors investigate the history of church-State relations, the provisions of Federal and State constitutions and statutes, and Federal court decisions concerning public aid to religious schools. The content focuses on (1) the rise of Catholic religious education in America, (2) the theories and controversies surrounding parochial school aid, (3) Federal and State provisions for the separation of church and State, (4) Federal and State provisions permitting the use of public funds for religious schools, and (5) an analysis of Federal Court decisions. Appendixes list Federal and State provisions both prohibiting and permitting use of public funds for religious schools. A substantial bibliography subdivided by literature type concludes the document. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Church Role, Court Litigation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Parochial Schools, Private School Aid, Religious Education, Religious Factors, State Aid, State Church Separation, State Legislation
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 825 Western Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66606 ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.