ERIC Number: ED232317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Private Elementary and Secondary Education. Congressionally Mandated Study of School Finance. A Final Report to Congress from the Secretary of Education. Volume 2.
Bell, T. H.; And Others
The second of four final reports from the Department of Education's School Finance Project presents information relevant to the subject of federal financial support to private school students and parents. An executive summary is followed by the introduction and the organizational outline of the report. Chapter 2 draws on information from existing data collections and surveys to provide a synthesis of the current literature on trends in private school enrollments and costs, state relationships with private schools, and federal assistance for private school children. Chapter 3 identifies and describes the major aid proposals considered in recent years and reviews important arguments on both sides of the issue of aid for families with children in private schools. Chapter 4 presents the results of a survey of approximately 1,200 households with school-age children on factors associated with current parental choice of public and private schools. Chapter 5 examines the experiences of British Columbia, Australia, and the Netherlands in financing private education and explains how the experiences of these countries are relevant to U.S. policymakers. A bibliography and appendixes on the methodology and related concerns of the household survey conclude the report. (MLF)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Parochial Schools, Private Education, Private School Aid, Private Schools, Religious Education, School Choice, School Demography, State Church Separation, Tables (Data), Tax Credits, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see ED 229 884.