How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers
The most recent publication, How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers, from the Education Policy Center at the Independence Institute examines various services and funding available to private schools through the federal government. In this paper Senior Fellow Ross Izard finds that despite the widely held misconception that private schools are barred from all forms of taxpayer-funded support, the federal government has long recognized the need to support nonpublic school students and staff nationwide. Federal law requires that these schools have access to federally funded “equitable services” through their local school districts. This paper outlines the various services and funding available to private schools and provides real Colorado examples of how private schools participate in federal programs.