ERIC Number: ED226407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Private Schools: Legitimacy, Freedom and Control. An Issue Analysis Paper.
Hansen, Kenneth H.
When state education agencies (SEAs) set out to fulfill their increasing recognized obligation to provide services to private schools, they must make very practical policy decisions that are in turn related to value judgments about these schools' legitimacy, their right to freedom from government interference, and the extent of control the state should exercise. This report discusses some of the practical policy decisions that SEAs face: how "schools" should be defined, whether SEAs can take action against those who claim to operate schools but fail to offer minimally acceptable levels of education, what level of control over private education an SEA should seek, and how SEAs can help private schools improve. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Northwest Center for State Educational Policy Studies.