ERIC Number: ED250767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Parental Rights in Schooling.
Ball, William Bentley
Parental rights in schooling, which protect parents' entitlement to provide for the education of their children, are discussed in this chapter. The courts and legislatures are being forced to deal with these rights. Further, churches, schools, and parents are pressed to define and better protect parental rights, because of the following situations: (1) the widespread denial of intellectual, moral, and religious liberty in public education--and concurrent establishment of the religion of secularism; (2) the growing efforts of state education bureaucracies to supervise all education; and (3) the growth of the home education movement. A continued defense of parental rights in education in the courts and legislatures and a restructuring of the school tax to allow tax relief for parents who choose private education will allow for philosophical pluralism in American education, the healthful existence of genuine parental choice for schooling, and the consequent reduction of the danger of a totalitarian society. (DCS)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Finance Reform, Foundations of Education, Government Role, Intellectual Freedom, Parent Rights, Politics of Education, Private Education, Public Education, Religious Discrimination, School Choice, School Taxes
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pluralism; Secularism
Note: In: Marshner, Connaught, Ed. A Blueprint for Education Reform. p11-37. For the complete document, see EA 017 236.