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ERIC Number: ED002639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 13
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NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE "EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN"--FACT SHEETS.
HERMAN, HENRY; AND OTHERS
FACT SHEETS PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN DEAL WITH CHILD LABOR PROVISIONS UNDER FEDERAL LAW, THE STATUS OF SENATE BILLS AFFECTING MIGRATORY LABOR, THE ORIGIN, PURPOSE, AND ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE, A COMPOSITE PORTRAIT OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND CHILDREN, AND AN EXAMPLE OF A NEWSLETTER ON THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. FEDERAL LAW SPECIFIES THAT CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK DURING SCHOOL HOURS. FINDINGS FROM INVESTIGATIONS BY THE WAGE AND HOUR AND PUBLIC CONTRACTS DIVISIONS IN 1963 WERE THAT 2,277 FARMS VIOLATED THE LAW, WITH 6,926 CHILDREN UNDER 16 WERE FOUND WORKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS. MUCH SCHOOL GRADE RETARDATION WAS FOUND AMONG CHILDREN WHO WERE ILLEGALLY EMPLOYED. THE SIX BILLS BEFORE THE SENATE IN 1963 THAT AFFECTED MIGRATORY LABOR DEALT WITH EDUCATION, DAYCARE, CHILD-LABOR, CREW LEADER REGISTRATION, ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MIGRATORY LABOR, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF SANITARY FACILITIES. THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963 THROUGH THE MERGER OF THE MIGRANT CHILDREN'S FUND AND THE NATIONAL CHILD LABOR COMMITTEE. ITS GOAL IS TO EXPAND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN AT EVERY LEVEL. IT HAS CONDUCTED A NATIONWIDE SURVEY OF OPPORTUNITY AND NEED, HAS ESTABLISHED A CLEARINGHOUSE OF SPECIALIZED RESOURCE MATERIALS, HAS HELD INTERSTATE AND INTRASTATE CONFERENCES, AND HAS AN EXPANDING PUBLICATIONS PROGRAM. THE GREATEST AREAS OF NEGLECT OF CHILDREN ARE FELT TO BE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION. FEW STATES TRY TO ENROLL AND RETAIN MIGRANT CHILDREN IN SCHOOL, AND FEW HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR THEM. THE INABILITIES OF SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TO HELP MIGRANT CHILDREN WITHOUT EXTRA PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES AND UNSETTLING EFFECTS PRODUCED BY RETARDED MIGRANT CHILDREN IN OVERCROWDED CLASSROOMS ARE SOME FACTORS THAT HAVE PRODUCED FEELINGS OF LOCAL AND STATE INDIFFERENCE TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: National Committee on the Education of Migrant Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA