Schoolwide Services for Students That Attend Private Schools: A Policy Recommendation to the Every Student Succeeds Act
Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
Dr. Valerie Schmitz
Dr. Shannon Hart
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, provides federal funding for equitable services to nonpublic school students, families and teachers. This act was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015 and replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As it relates to private schools, the reauthorization of ESEA mirrors NCLB in all areas but three: (1) set asides discontinued; (2) state appointed ombudsman; and (2) state as the provider of services. Upon reviewing the reauthorized law, I found an area that allows for inequitable services to students who attend private schools wherein excess of forty percent of the students come from low income families. My policy advocacy recommendation is grounded in this inequity and call for language in the law that eliminates this inequity.
Hendricks-Williams, Dr Shandowlyon L., "Schoolwide Services for Students That Attend Private Schools: A Policy Recommendation to the Every Student Succeeds Act" (2016). Dissertations. 168.
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