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ERIC Number: ED202838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Testimony of Marilyn Rauth, Director, Educational Issues Department, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, to the Subcommittee on Select Education, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, on the Secretary's Task Force Report on Equal Educational Opportunity for Handicapped Children.
Rauth, Marilyn
The efforts of federal agencies (in particular, the Office of Special Education and the Office of Civil Rights) to monitor, enforce, and assist local agencies do not go far enough or look deeply enough to fully address the problems in assuring equal educational opportunities for handicapped children. Schools and state and local governments do not have the resources to carry out the mandate of Public Law 94-142 as it is now written. The major focus must be on realistic means of compliance, not just pointing out noncompliance. The Task Force Report prompts the following observations: (1) The process of the identification of issues for further study would be enhanced by input from national advocacy groups; (2) An adequate number of trained full-time staff in the agencies that carry out the recommmendations is necessary; and (3) Coordination of efforts between those agencies in the areas of enforcement, data collection, policy development, and technical assistance is very important and should be encouraged. (FG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Federation of Teachers