ERIC Number: ED224165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Choice in Education: Are Tuition Tax Credits the Answer?
IFG Policy Notes, v3 n1 Win 1982
This collection of short articles--summaries of materials presented at an October 1981 seminar--focuses on the probable impact of tuition tax credits. An introductory article summarizes arguments for and against. The second pair of articles present highlights of a debate between Chester Finn and Albert Shanker. In addition, 15 brief articles look at these aspects of the tuition tax credit controversy: uniformity and diversity as democratic ideals for schooling, the emergence and meaning of private education, the public interest in education, constitutional issues, the importance of the private sector of education, the question of whether the benefits of tuition tax credits would be equitable, the importance of how a system of private and public schools sorts students into groups, possible increased regulation resulting from additional public support of private schools, the unrecognized difficulties of comparing the efficiency of public and nonpublic schools, estimations of enrollment shift resulting from tuition tax cuts, the differences in student achievement between public and private schools, the projected cost of tuition tax credits, public financial support for nonpublic education in other countries, future impacts of tuition tax credits (especially regarding the promotion of the homogeneous school), and the case against tuition tax credits. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Constitutional Law, Costs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences, Equal Education, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries, Homogeneous Grouping, Institutional Characteristics, Parochial Schools, Private School Aid, Public Schools, School Choice, State Church Separation, Tax Credits, Tuition
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education/CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion 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: Bound with: IFG Policy Perspectives (Win 1982), 15 issues. Not available in paper copy due to small print and colored paper of original document.