A historical account of the controversy over state support of church-related higher education in the fifty states

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ernest Bernard Bolick (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The historical account of a long-standing controversy between church and state has lately emerged in the constitutional question of state support of church-related higher education. A historical-legal study was made of the centuries- long, struggle between church and state. The American Constitution provided a solution through the First Amendment, which forbids both interference with and establishment of religion by government. American higher education began as private, church-related education, which accepted financial aid from any source. Public higher education grew slowly until the twentieth century provided the impetus for rapid growth. The phenomenon of federal and state aid was not permitted on a large scale until America found herself in a space race with Russia. Tables and other statistical evidence provide a picture of the growth and magnitude of state and federal aid.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Higher education and state $z United States
Federal aid to higher education $z United States
Church schools $x Finance
Church and education $z United States

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