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ERIC Number: EJ1058067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-2373-8170
Clarifying the Public-Private Line: Legal and Policy Guidance for Catholic-Affiliated Charter Schools
Carr, Kari A.; Decker, Janet
Journal of Catholic Education, v18 n2 Article 9 Mar 2015
In the past 50 years, the share of students enrolled in U.S. Catholic schools has declined from approximately 12% to 3%. In reaction, many urban Catholic schools have closed and subsequently reopened as public charter schools in order to receive governmental funding and to increase enrollment. As public schools, these Catholic- affiliated charter schools now face a complex set of legal and practical challenges. This article presents empirical research on Catholic-affiliated charter schools, and the legal issues facing them as well as the wider category of religiously-affiliated charter schools. The authors conclude by answering a number of questions that Catholic school leaders are likely to pose about this emerging trend in Catholic education.
Loyola Marymount University. School of Education 1 LMU Drive, University Hall Suite 1760, Los Angles, CA 90045. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Abington v Schempp; Lee v Weisman; Lemon v Kurtzman