ERIC Number: ED200658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-5
Reference Count: N/A
On the Comparability of Services Provided to Private School Students under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (as amended, 1974) and on the Impact of the Act on Private Schools. A Report for the Education Equity Group, Compensatory Education Division of the National Institute of Education.
This study examined the delivery of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I services to private schools through an analysis of a national survey of Title I programs, an examination of the implementation of the program in 50 school districts and by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and a review of the monitoring efforts of 41 state education agencies. The survey analysis showed that those served by the program received a fraction of the services given to public school students. The investigation of the 50 districts identified a number of practices that limited the quantity of private school students included in Title I programs, and the quality of services they received. It also found that the present approach has an impact on the organization of private schools, especially the centralization of their administration, school-teacher relations, and relationships between schools and parents. The report reviews the development of the current interpretation of the First Amendment, as it involves schools, and proposes an alternative approach that would avoid the entanglements of the public with the private experienced in the present program. It concludes by reviewing the approach taken to provide services in the Indian territories. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Government School Relationship, Private School Aid, Private Schools, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Supplementary Education, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for American Private Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1978; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I