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ERIC Number: ED039941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-27
Pages: 4
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Statement on Comprehensive Preschool Education and Child Day Care Act of 1969 before the Select Subcommittee on Education, February 27, 1970.
Fischer, George D.
This document is an official statement made by George D. Fischer, a spokesman for the National Education Association and other concerned groups. The statement was made before the Select Committee on Education in response to a house bill on preschool education. Mr. Fischer begins by praising the bill, particularly its emphasis on the child-developing content of the programs. He asks, however, that the bill be altered to say that children other than the economically deprived should be encouraged to participate in the programs. He goes on to express pleasure at the provisions mentioned in the bill for involving parents in the programs, but asks that additional provisions be made for using high school students in a work-study situation. He suggests further (1) a specific section in the law with an adequate appropriation for the training of professional personnel, (2) an increase in federal aid for the construction of facilities, (3) the establishment of a federal building authority, (4) a provision prohibiting sectarian instruction, (5) a special section in the bill to authorize payments to school districts to establish after school programs for young school aged children whose mothers work, and (6) a provision in the bill to encourage employers to provide minimum-cost day care for the children of working mothers. (MH)
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