ERIC Number: ED218769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Conceptual Issues in the Financing of Nonpublic Schools.
King, Richard A.
Both proponents and opponents of public support for private education argue that their own proposals for funding education offer the only means for achieving diversity, efficiency, and equity in education. Proponents of public support for private schools claim that diversity of educational options can only be guaranteed through government support of those options, that efficiency will be improved through assurance of competition for government funds, and that only with government support can private education be made available to all. Opponents state that government regulation of private education would destroy diversity, that public support of schools furthering the views of special interest groups would be inefficient in that it would undercut the public mission of developing democratic ideals, and that increased public support would only enable the economically strong to escape from public schools even more easily, destroying any equity that now exists. The author of this paper describes enrollment and funding trends affecting a parochial school in New Mexico, discusses the arguments for and against public support of private education, and presents a framework for analyzing any proposals for funding nonpublic education according to their effects on diversity, efficiency, and equity, and according to their relative impacts on public and private schools. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Diversity (Institutional)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).