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This publication considers the role of urban, non-public elementary schools, particularly in Chicago (Illinois), in breaking the cycle of inner city poverty and also offers information and guidance on how to support and strengthen such schools. Following an introduction, the first section details the proliferation of such small, non-public schools serving the inner-city poor and their vulnerability to financial and other pressures. The next section discusses nine indicators of school viability including such things as distinctive mission, alert and effective principals, and flexibility for the changing needs of the community. A third section considers the cultivation of other private resources including information from studies on this topic and details of organizations and foundations that support non-public schools. Another section looks at aid available from federal and state sources, noting that funds are sporadic and difficult to obtain. A final section suggests issues for the future. Appendixes contain information on resources from the Illinois State Board of Education and a reproduction of an article, "How To Get Money, Services for Your School" (Susan Klonsky). (Contains 78 references.) (JB)

Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Fund Raising, Guidelines, Inner City, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Poverty, Private Schools, School Role, State Aid, Urban Schools

Institute of Urban Life, One East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 ($5).









Autor: Institute of Urban Life, Chicago, IL.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11282&id=ED366662







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