ERIC Number: ED357120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education: Additional Funds Help More Private School Students Receive Chapter 1 Services. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
A study was done of how Chapter 1 remedial educational services are being provided to private sectarian school students. Federal court ruling had determined that sectarian schools could not receive such funds directly, but that public schools must provide the services to students in sectarian schools. As a consequence, local public schools have been provided with additional funds to support those services. The evaluation was based on questionnaire survey results from Chapter 1 coordinators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, focusing on the 10 states with the largest number of private school students receiving Chapter 1 services. In addition, site visits were conducted at state and local education agencies in California, Massachusetts, and Michigan. Analysis found that the number of private school students in the Chapter 1 program had increased to 168,000 students. The proportion of eligible Chapter 1 students being served also appears to be increasing. Major reasons for not serving even more eligible students were that some private schools chose not to participate and some parents would not permit their children to participate because they did not want the students leaving the private school building. Extensive appendixes contain tables and figures displaying the results and a copy of the study survey. (JB)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Compensatory Education, Court Litigation, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Parochial Schools, Private Schools, Program Implementation, Religious Education, Remedial Instruction, Secondary School Students, Statistical Data
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free, additional copies $2 each, orders for 100 or more to a single address discounted 25 percent).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: California; Massachusetts; Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988