ERIC Number: ED273015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Catholic School Finance and Church-State Relations. NCEA Keynote Series No. 5.
This booklet examines the roles of several sources of funding for Catholic schools. The first chapter points out major differences between Catholic schools and public schools, discusses why some parents are willing to pay for a Catholic education, and reviews the history of the development of the Catholic school system in the United States. Chapter 2 looks at the different tuition plans used in Catholic schools and at the sources of funds used to supplement the tuition charged. Parish subsidies, the contributions made by members of religious orders and others, and the benefits of cooperative programs with businesses and public schools are examined in chapter 3, and shifts in their relative importance are noted. The fourth chapter considers the role of the state in providing support to Catholic education, discussing (1) sharing resources; (2) the characteristics of tax deductions, tax credits, and voucher plans; (3) arguments for and against publicly provided support; and (4) political factors affecting state support. Chapter 5 reviews how significant court interpretations of constitutional provisions regarding religion have been applied to public support of parochial schools. The booklet provides a 10-item annotated bibliography and a guide for studying the information presented. (PGD)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Cooperative Programs, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Private School Aid, School Choice, School Law, School Support, School Taxes, State Church Separation, State Federal Aid, Tuition
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.