ERIC Number: ED224156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Social and Political Consequences of Increased Public Support for Private Schools.
Muller, Carol Blue
The potential consequences of increased public support for private schools are investigated in this paper. It begins with an examination of two social purposes of education: political socialization (or the acquisition of a common language, knowledge of one's government, knowledge of the role of the citizen, and tolerance for varying points of view) and reduction of stratification (or promotion of equality). Next, the possible changes resulting from greater public aid to private school are suggested, based on the current situation of public and private schools, and on the incentives within various proposals for increased public support. Finally, the impact of these possible changes on the goals of education in a democratic society are assessed, with regard to political socialization, social stratification, and political and financial support for public schools. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Parochial Schools, Political Socialization, Private School Aid, Public Schools, School Choice, School Role, School Support, Social Stratification
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education, CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Note: Prepared for the Tuition Tax Credit Seminar (Washington, DC, October 22, 1981).