ERIC Number: ED115173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Federal Strategy for Protection of the Consumer of Education. Report of the Subcommittee on Educational Consumer Protection.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
In recent years there has been growth not only in the number of students, but also in federal programs that provide student financial support. This document initiates formulation of a federal strategy for consumer protection that works in conjunction with efforts of the states, localities, consumer groups, and other private organizations, describes the responsibilities of federal agencies in postsecondary education as they deal with educational consumer protection, examines the status of federal programs and efforts to improve them, and discusses the issues and implications involved. Federal actions recommended that steps be taken by federal agencies: (1) to help insure students' rights in the marketplace; (2) to prevent or protect against abuses of educational consumers; (3) to arise out of their particular responsibility as funding or guaranteeing agencies; and (4) to strengthen activities of state and private agencies dealing with postsecondary institutions and their consumers. Some abuses commonly reported by students that are dealt with in the document are delivery programs of instruction that are different from those which both the student and the student funding organization were led to expect, and educational funding programs for meretricious rather than educational purposes. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.