ERIC Number: ED250809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Partnership: Nonpublic and Public Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State.
New York State Senate Research Service, Albany.
As part of an ongoing effort to examine the quality of the New York State educational system, the State Senate Task Force on Critical Problems has compiled this report on the relationship between the nonpublic school sector and the state, as a basis for formulating consistent and effective educational policies. The first section examines why nonpublic education is an emerging issue. The distinguishing features of nonpublic education are disussed, along with a historical background, the controversy between public and nonpublic education, and the implications of current trends for the future. The second section, "What Is the Nature of Nonpublic Education in New York State?" provides demographic data, a breakdown of religious affiliations, and projects of nonpublic school growth, along with a comparison of New York's enrollment and related figures to national averages and a discussion of broader issues. The third section describes the legal aspects of New York's relation to nonpublic education, including such issues as public aid to nonpublic schools, state regulation, and statutory law. The fourth section discusses the policies of the state with respect to nonpublic schools, and the fifth section provides six case studies illustrating the relationship betwen local school districts and nonpublic schools. The sixth section discusses implications of these findings, including possible courses of action, quality assurance, and fiscal support. Five appendixes are included, providing pertinent documentation. (TE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Parochial Schools, Politics of Education, Private Education, Private School Aid, Private Schools, School Demography, School Support, State Action, State Aid, State Legislation, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Senate Research Service, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York