ERIC Number: ED034305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Federal Legislative Proposals, 1969.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The commission outlined a legislative program at the Federal level. Federal aid should come under the direct control of the executive branch to consolidate and simplify all education aid programs. This reorganization should include continuous and effective presentation of the State point of view to the responsible authorities. A new three-tiered structure of Federal aid programs was proposed: general aid, functional block grants, and categorical aid. General aid would assist in providing more years of public education with provisions for increased quality. Functional block grants would more specifically aid in areas of education for the disadvantaged, educational research, improving administration, vocational education, and educational facilities. Categorical aid would induce special effort in projects which should be self-sustaining after the projects are undertaken. The commission concluded that the Federal Government should strengthen higher education through Federal resource allocations that provide equal opportunity to all applicants and that consider the long term needs of higher education. The commission supported the recommendation that a Council of Higher Learning be created within the Office of the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. (LN)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Organizational Change, Program Proposals
Education Commission of the States, Suite 822, Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (free).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.