Read Chapter 10 Public Funds and Nonpublic Schools, pp. 240-254, in your text to answer the following…
Church and State
How did the First Amendment make funding of private and public schools a non-issue for nearly a century (p. 240)?
How did Pierce v. Society of Sisters open the door for using public funds for church-related schools (p. 241)?
List arguments for the use of public funds for non-public schools (p. 241).
List arguments against the use of public funds for non-public schools (p. 241).
Summarize the findings from the following court cases:
Cochran v. Louisiana State Board of Education (p. 242)
Everson v. Board of Education (p. 242)
Lemon v. Kurtzman, including the Lemon – Three Prong – Test (p. 243)
Identify nine examples of school choice (p. 248).
Define charter school (p. 249).
Identify eleven features shared by charter schools (pp. 249-250).
Define school voucher (p. 251).
Summarize the following court case and its implications: Louisiana Federation of Teachers et al. v. State of Louisiana et al (p. 254).
Access the information about Louisiana’s charter schools and Louisiana Scholarship Program (vouchers) here.
Identify 2-3 things about Louisiana’s charter schools that you may not have previously known or just find interesting, especially in the context of education finance.
Identify 2-3 things about Louisiana’s Scholarship Program that you may not have previously known or just find interesting, especially in the context of education finance.
Briefly discuss your position in regard to the use of public funds for at least one of the following: parochial schools, charter schools, or vouchers. Justify your position while referencing at least one example of your learning from Step One.