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Essay Review: Religion and Education in America: A Documentary History and Religion and Schooling: A Comparative Study


reviewed by Ward Madden 1970

coverTitle: Essay Review: Religion and Education in America: A Documentary History and Religion and Schooling: A Comparative Study
Author(s): A. Stafford Clayton
Publisher: Blaisdell Publishing Company, Waltham
ISBN: , Pages: 254, Year: 1969
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At this writing, Michigan's House and Senate have passed the Parochial bill, which would use public funds to pay eventually as much as 75 percent of the average salaries of lay teachers of secular subjects in Catholic and other non-public schools. If the bill should clear its remaining hurdles, Michigan will become the fifth state to provide direct aid. The others are Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Ohio. Meanwhile, moves are reported underway in 33 additional states for similar measures. Clearly we are in the midst of a trend which is likely to accelerate. The effects upon the future of the public school, and ultimately upon the social and political structure of American society itself, are likely to be profound. What form these consequences will take is not known. Change is being legislated without adequate study, prediction, or assessment of the long-range outcomes. Legislators are motivated by the realization that subsidizing parochial schools is going to strain public treasuries less than not subsidizing them, at least... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 4, 1970, p. 697-701
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1809, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 6:48:12 PM

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