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ERIC Number: ED019376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-1
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE.
HOWE, HAROLD, II
FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION CAN HELP LOCAL AND STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES SOLVE SOME OF THE NATION'S BASIC SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. ONE GOAL OF NEW FEDERAL PROGRAMS, LIKE THOSE FUNDED UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES ACT, IS TO HELP EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IMPROVE AND EXPAND THEIR TRADITIONAL SERVICES. A SECOND GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS TO ATTACK THE PROBLEMS OF POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND ILLITERACY. FOR EXAMPLE, PROGRAMS FUNDED UNDER TITLE I OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT (ESEA) ASSIST ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN REACHING IMPOVERISHED STUDENTS WHOM THEY HAVE FAILED IN THE PAST. SIGNIFICANTLY, UNDER TITLE V OF ESEA, THE GOVERNMENT HAS SUPPORTED PROGRAMS TO STRENGTHEN THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION. WITH THE RELATIONSHIP THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, STATES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS, AND EACH LOCALITY HAS BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO MEET PARTICULAR CHALLENGES. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE MORE ASSISTANCE TO AREAS IN NEED, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MIGHT INITIATE AN EQUALIZATION PROGRAM. THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE TO OFFER THE STATES A FORM OF GENERAL ASSISTANCE THAT IS WISELY DISTRIBUTED AND AVOIDS COMPLICATIONS OF CONTROL. SUCH A PROGRAM OF GENERAL SUPPORT, HOWEVER, SHOULD NOT REPLACE NATIONAL PROGRAMS OR LIMIT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S AUTHORITY TO GUIDE EDUCATIONAL DECISIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE NATIONAL WELFARE. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED BEFORE THE GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, MARCH 1, 1967. (LB)
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Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title V; Higher Education Facilities Act 1963