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ERIC Number: ED119580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 25
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Congress and the Student Aid Cutoff Riders.
Kemerer, Frank
By early 1969, 82 percent of a public opinion poll called for the expulsion of college students who broke laws while participating in campus demonstrations, and 84 percent thought these students should lose federal loans. Essentially three issues faced Congress at this time: (1) Did Congress have a clear rationale for involvement in campus affairs? (2) How could Congress respond to the public's desire to halt campus disruptions? (3) How could Congress deter such disruptions? A related issue is the effectiveness of the federal aid cutoff riders in curtailing campus disruptions and punishing student demonstrators. Punitive legislation of the type represented by the cutoff riders appears both unwise and unworkable. Disciplinary procedures and sanctions should be left to the educators. Three actions Congress can take are: (1) to stipulate in all student/faculty financial aid legislation that federal aid may be terminated if, after a hearing, campus authorities deem such termination an appropriate remedy; (2) to consider enacting measures that can lessen forms of extreme violence; and (3) to recommend that the Executive branch take certain action to assist local police and campus officials separately and in concert to develop effective strategies to cope with escalating violence on and off campus. (Author/KE)
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