ERIC Number: ED249332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
Minority Families Sacrifice for Quality Education.
Blum, Virgil C.
This paper reports and interprets the major findings of a study of 54 inner city private elementary schools in eight cities. The study, conducted during the 1978-79 school year by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, explores the schools' academic achievements; their growing appeal to low-income, minority families; the racial, religious and socioeconomic diversity of their students; and the financial sacrifices made by the families who use them. Also discussed are the financial problems now besetting private inner city schools. It is concluded that the continued existence of such schools is gravely threatened by present government education funding policies which refuse to provide assistance to low-income minority parents struggling to meet the rising tuition costs of private schools in their inner city neighborhoods. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Milwaukee, WI.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting (New Orleans, LA, April 24, 1984).