Preserving a Critical National Asset: America's Disadvantaged Students and the Crisis in Faith-Based Urban Schools

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Preserving a Critical National Asset: America's Disadvantaged Students and the Crisis in Faith-Based Urban Schools
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September 2008. This report chronicles the history of faith-based K-12 education in America, describes the important place held by these schools in the K-12 education landscape—particularly their service of low-income urban populations—and provides explanations for their rapid disappearance. The report also proposes a variety of potential solutions to the problem, both governmental and nongovernmental, so these schools can survive and continue educating historically underserved populations.

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Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

INTRODUCTION

PART I: THE CHALLENGE
FAITH-BASED SCHOOLS IN AMERICA
ACADEMIC BENEFITS OF FAITH-BASED SCHOOLS
THE LOSS OF URBAN FAITH-BASED SCHOOLS
THE STRUGGLE OF URBAN EDUCATION
ATTEMPTS AT REFORM
CAUSES OF THE CRISIS

PART II: SOLUTIONS
JOINT RESPONSIBILITY
NETWORKS 
PHILANTHROPY

  • Improving and Publicizing School Quality
    • Standardized Assessments
    • Alternative Measures
    • Improvement Strategies
    • Distributing Information
  • Engaging Faith-based Communities
  • Focusing Geographically
  • Focusing on Programs

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Preparing Teachers and Principals
  • Supporting Schools

NEW SUPPORT SYSTEMS

  • Building Human Capital
  • Creating New Schools and Replicating Successful Schools

PUBLIC POLICY 

  • Scholarships
  • Student-centered Funding
  • Tax Credits 
  • Faith-based Charter Schools
  • Additional Support

NOTES

APPENDIX
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
EDITED AND CORRECTED TRANSCRIPTS

  • Opening Presentation
  • Panel I: Faith-based Schools and the Common Good
  • Speech by President George W. Bush
  • Panel II: Practical Realities on the Ground
  • Lunch Plenary: Education Options and America’s Cities
  • Panel III: Community Solutions
  • Panel IV: Public Policy Options

APPENDIX NOTES

MODERATOR AND SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Audience

Policy makers, teachers, parents, and those interested in preserving faith-based education would find this publication informative.

Product Details

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Publisher:
Educaiton Dept., White House Domestic Policy Council
Year/Pages:
2008: 170 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • America's Disadvantaged Students and the Crisis in Faith-Based Urban Schools
  • Crisis in Faith Based Urban Schools
  • Americas Disadvantaged Students
  • Disadvantaged Students
  • Poor children, Education, United States
  • Church schools, United States
  • Private schools, United States
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Item available Date:
10/03/2008
Last Status Update:
10/17/2017
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