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Intensified pressure from Christian fundamentalist groups and citizens expressing disenchantment with the public schools has prompted the introduction of permissive home-schooling bills in a number of legislatures this year.
The use of federal funds to support private education is a subject that evokes intense reactions both in Washington and around the country. Ironically, even as the Reagan Administration's philosophy and policies directly call for a dramatic reduction of the government's role in education, there has been an expansion of federal influence and involvement in nonpublic schools.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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