Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Private School Universe Survey June 2016-May 2019
Abstract: The Private School Universe Survey is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics to collect basic information from the universe of private elementary and secondary schools in the United States.
The PSS is designed to gather biennial data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students, along with a variety of related data, including: Religious orientation; grade-levels taught and size of school; length of school year and of school day; total student enrollment by gender (K-12); number of high school graduates; whether a school is single-sexed or coeducational; number of teachers employed; program emphasis; and existence and type of its kindergarten program.
The PSS includes all schools that are not supported primarily by public funds, that provide classroom instruction for one or more of grades K-12 or comparable ungraded levels, and that have one or more teachers. No substantive changes have been made to the survey or its procedures since its last approved administration.
The PSS is also used to create a universe list of private schools for use as a sampling frame for NCES surveys of private schools.
This request is to conduct the 2017-18 Private School Universe Survey data collection and the 2017-18 and 2019-20 PSS frame-development activities.
Why is our Federal government spending public tax dollars collected to support the education of our children on collecting data on private schools?
Why does our Federal government continue to ignore the Constitution of the United States by illegally collecting data on an individual’s religious orientation and gender?
Federal and State education dollars, collected from American citizens should provide every child in America with a free and public education.
Federal and State education dollars must not be spent on insuring the profits of private schools, higher learning institutes or “hedgehog” companies.
In 2014-15 the New York State Lottery took in $9.16 Billion dollars and paid out 10% in winnings, yet only $3.11 Billion went to support education.
How much of that money was spent in the direct education of elementary and secondary school children?
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