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Non-Public Schools and Metropolitanism

by Donald A. Erickson & Andrew M. Greeley - 1968

If recent charges are warranted, non-public schools exacerbate the problems of the metropolis. These schools attract growing proportions of middle-class patrons, it is said, threatening to make public education a "dumping ground" and compromising its support. They constrict citizen concern to the "in-group" when it should be broadened to the metropolis. By maintaining substandard programs, they deprive the urban complex of much potential talent.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 67, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 9, 1968, p. 287-316
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19658, Date Accessed: 9/23/2020 7:42:15 PM

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  • Donald Erickson
    University of Chicago
    DONALD A. ERICKSON is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Chicago.
  • Andrew Greeley
    University of Chicago
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    ANDREW M. GREELEY works at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
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