ERIC Number: ED204065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Oversight Hearings on Indian Education. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session (September 3, 5, 1980).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The hearings dealt with Office of Indian Education (OIE) administration of the Indian Education Act, especially the part A entitlement grant process. Representatives from Title IV projects and Indian organizations (All Indian Pueblo Council; Gallup-McKinley County, New Mexico, Public Schools; Oregon Indian Education Association; Robeson County, North Carolina, Compensatory Indian Education Project; North Carolina Consortium on Indian Education; Native American Resource Program; Indian Parent Committee, Waterford, Michigan) noted problems with the administration of the fiscal 1980 grant process, including poor cash flow, reduced involvement of Indian parents with their children's education, reduced funding because of the program's "cost guide," local program cancellation, ambiguous certification forms, inconsistent and contradictory rulings, lack of technical assistance, and poor communications. Department of Education and OIE representatives responded to critical testimony, stressing their offices' commitment to Indian Education and describing a new organizational arrangement to help create important links among different Federal programs serving American Indians. They outlined past operations and recent changes (regarding technical assistance, the cost guide, and application quality reviews) to promote improved operations regarding title IV part A. The project and organization representatives outlined some as yet unsolved problems within the Department of Education and OIE. (SB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Congress 96th; Indian Education Act 1972
Note: Paper copy not available due to small print size.