ERIC Number: ED168185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-14
Reference Count: 0
The State Board's Role with Private Schools.
Lamborn, Robert L.
A state board of education has several major responsibilities regarding private schools. It should have an understanding of the legal constraints regarding its relationship with private schools. It should have information about the character of private schools nationwide and in their state. Research is needed regarding how private schools affect the educational performance of all children, the performance of public schools, community satisfaction with schooling, and community stability. State boards should use this information to strive for well-integrated and well-articulated private school policies. The National Association of State Boards of Education and individual state boards must create a climate to encourage the collaborative use of public and private resources. Toward this end, private school people should be routinely invited to participate in the consideration of education issues, policies, and practices. State boards should coordinate such efforts and encourage private school participation. Regarding control of private schools, the state education agency has the responsibility to protect the public's health, safety, and morals. Accreditation requirements concerning other factors should be unrestrictive and offer wide choices. Technical support services should be offered for upgrading private schools, but the best test of worth of a private school must be its ability to attract and retain a clientele. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Boards of Education (16th, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1978)