ERIC Number: ED063441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening With Title I? Public Education Association, Education Information Service, Volume 2, Number 8 Special.
Public Education Association, New York, NY.
On May 1, 1972, the Public Education Association held an Educational Forum on Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act in an attempt to pinpoint and, if possible, clarify some of the major problems and issues, particularly as they relate to New York City. In a decentralized school system, for example, which agency is the Local Educational Agency--that is, the local governing unit officially designated to receive and administer Title I funds? Targeting, or the giving of substantial aid to the highest concentration of eligible children, is another issue: Federal and State officials are challenging past targeting in New York City and are insisting that targeting rules be enforced. The guidelines' mandate on comparability requires that Title I aid supplement, not replace, local funds. As in targeting, comparability within a district would work very differently from comparability across the city as a whole. Other issues that will bear continuous scrutiny include: (1) "Follow the child," a regulation permitting Title I funds to follow children who voluntary transfer out of Title I schools into non-Title I schools, but not those who are assigned to non-Title I schools; (2) restrictions in staffing; (3) targeting versus integration; and, (4) planning difficulties caused by annual funding and unworkable timetables. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Compensatory Education, Court Litigation, Decentralization, Educational Resources, Federal Aid, Federal Courts, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Program Administration, Resource Allocation, School Districts, School Support
Public Education Association, 20 West 40th Street, New York, N. Y. 10018
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Education Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)