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ERIC Number: ED103110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-12
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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[Recent and Proposed Educational Programs in Congress.]
Mondale, Walter F.
This paper presents a discussion of recent and pending legislation dealing with day care, child advocacy, family services, juvenile delinquency, and maternal and child health care. Six suggestions are offered concerning legislation which needs to be enacted: (1) a child and family services program along the lines of the child development bill President Nixon vetoed in 1971; (2) an early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment program; (3) a social services bill; (4) a national health insurance program which includes full and adequate provisions for the care of young children; (5) tax reform legislation which provides tax relief to middle-income families; and (6) special attention to programs related to foster care and adoption. It is urged that political action on behalf of children's programs be significantly increased. Politicians should be held accountable for their actions, and their views on children's issues should be publicized. The members of the National Council of Organizations for Children and Youth are urged to lobby for key legislative issues and to issue report cards based on how members of Congress vote on issues of importance to children. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Remarks at a meeting of the National Council of Organizations for Children and Youth (Washington, D. C., September 1974)