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ERIC Number: ED041624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-26
Pages: 4
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[A Statement Regarding the Comprehensive Preschool Education and Child Day Care Act of 1969, and Other Related Bills.]
Riessman, Frank
This paper supports the proposed legislation, but recommends that the bill (1) assure local autonomy for the programs and exclude state departments of education or welfare from operating responsibility, (2) include additional language mandating career development as an integral part of the staffing of all programs, and (3) encourage the involvement of local youth to serve the children in the programs. The first recommendation is an outgrowth of the recognition that some state governments have, on previous occasions, blocked new programs, particularly those for the poor. Concern is expressed that state agencies might come under the sway of the state Departments of Education or Public Welfare, who are not noted for innovativeness or responsiveness to the poor. The second recommendation reflects the belief that career development programs are essential to the economic upgrading of the poor. Finally, the innovative use of Neighborhood Youth Corps youngsters in the progress of the National Commission of Resources for Youth, along with the incorporation of the "youth tutoring youth" concept in the new Career Opportunities Program, suggests the potential for productive employment of these youngsters. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.
Note: Paper presented to the Select Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Feb. 26, 1970