ERIC Number: ED105105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-27
Reference Count: N/A
Comments of the National Home Study Council: Before the Federal Trade Commission in the Matter of Advertising, Disclosure, Cooling-Off, and Refund Requirements Concerning Proprietary Vocational and Home-Study Schools.
Johnstone, James M.
Following a 10-page introduction covering the background of the National Home Study Council (NHSC), the Council's comments on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) proposed Trade Regulation Rule as published in the FEDERAL REGISTER, August 15, 1974, are stated. The Council maintains the proposed Rule is unprecedentedly severe and contrary to the public interest in its approach to proprietary vocational and home study schools. The NHSC regards the Rule as being based upon unstated biased, inaccurate, unfair and discriminatory assumptions concerning the nature and worth of private vocational education in general and home study in particular. To illustrate and document those assertions, part one (seven pages) shows that home study has a long reputation as an important and valuable component of the educational system; part two (14 pages) shows how home study already is covered by Federal and State legislation and regulation; part three (four pages) shows how the FTC has failed to make clear the basis and purpose of the Rule; and part four (100 pages) presents a detailed analysis on an item-by-item basis of the Rule's defects which require its rejection. (AG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Home Study Council, Washington, DC.