ERIC Number: ED314539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education: Aguilar v. Felton Decision's Continuing Impact on Chapter 1 Program. United States General Accounting Office Briefing Report to Congressional Committees.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
In the 1985 "Aguilar v. Felton" decision, the Supreme Court prohibited public school teachers in compensatory education programs funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act from providing remedial services to sectarian private school students on private school premises. This document comprises a report on the effects of the decision on the Chapter 1 program. Data were gathered using mail-out questionnaires and follow-up telephone calls to Chapter 1 coordinators in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and from visits to 12 school districts in six states. The following findings are discussed: (1) 46 states reported that school districts will spend an estimated $105 million for eligible capital expenditures; (2) most states reported that they will distribute funds to school districts based on eligible capital expenditures and/or enrollment, and that estimated expenditures exceed available funds; (3) immediately following "Felton," private school student participation dropped by 34 percent but has since risen to within 18 percent of pre-"Felton" levels; and (4) officials at the 12 sites visited reported that they preferred to have public school teachers provide services in the private school building, but they were generally satisfied with the new methods. Statistical data are included on four tables and 19 graphs. Data on following are appended: (1) school districts studied and sectarian private school students served under Chapter 1; (2) state estimates of past and future eligible capital expenditures; (3) supporting statistical data; (4) index of references to school districts studied; and (5) major contributors to this report. A list of related Government Accounting Office publications is also appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Compensatory Education, Compliance (Legal), Cost Estimates, Court Litigation, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Federal Programs, Private Schools, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Student Participation
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1