The legality of using public funds for religious schools as interpreted by federal court decisions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael R. Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas Joseph McCook

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine, as far as possible, the legality of using public tax funds for the support of religious elementary and secondary schools in the fifty United States of America through the perusal and analysis of: historical relationships between selected religions and governments, certain constitutional and statutory provisions, and, in particular, pertinent federal court decisions. The study is factual in its presentation; it deals with a legal question, and no attempt was made to relate it to social or economic factors. The writer sought to present an orderly arrangement of legal principles, and state and federal documents relating to the study.

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Language: English
Date: 1971
public education, religious education
Church schools $x Law and legislation $z United States
Church schools $x Finance $x Law and legislation $z United States
Federal aid to private schools
Government aid to private schools

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