ERIC Number: ED072165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Justice for Children.
Mondale, Walter F.
On December 9, 1970, Senator Walter F. Mondale addressed the Senate on this nation's failure to meet the needs of its children and the need to implement the recommendations of the 1970 White House Conference on Children. Speaking a week before the first meeting of the 1970 conference, he reviewed a series of preliminary forum reports which contain a number of constructive recommendations, as well as a trenchant, critical analysis of present programs and institutions affecting children. Among the issues overlooked by these reports is the insurance of the immediate implementation of the conference's recommendations. The delegates are urged to insist that a representative group from the conference be formed to call on the President personally while the conference is still in session, and seek his public support for implementation. They should get an agreement from this administration for immediate funding of an action committee, with an office in Washington and staff picked by this conference, to speak up for implementation of its findings; to get a Children's Advocacy Center created now, with money, before leaving town. They should let this be the first White House Conference ever to focus on creating a legislative strategy for implementing its findings. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Childhood Needs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Health Needs, Hospitals, Institutionalized Persons, Mexican Americans, Political Issues, Racial Discrimination, Schools, Social Discrimination
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity.