ERIC Number: ED234500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-3
Reference Count: 0
Compulsory Schooling and Nontraditional Education. Issuegram 12.
Lines, Patricia M.
Because parents are placing increasing numbers of their children (100,000 more per year) in nontraditional (and sometimes unaccredited) schools for reasons that include religious concerns and dissatisfaction with public schools, state education policymakers are being asked to change laws requiring certified teachers in primary schools and compulsory school attendance. This paper examines issues of interest to such policymakers: testing data for unapproved education, state education requirements, court challenges, and policy alternatives questions, and implications. (PB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Bulletins, Compulsory Education, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Policy Formation, State Standards
Distribution Center, Education Commission of the State, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($2.00 prepaid; quantity discounts; add $1. on non-prepaid orders to cover invoicing).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.