ERIC Number: ED126600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Emerging Public Policy on Educational Planning.
The 94th Congress tends to view education as a bridge, a bridge that will make the labor market more accessible to the ignorant, the unskilled, the poor, the unemployed, the handicapped. Each of these groups constitutes a constituency in and of itself. The magnitude of education appropriations especially for vocational and higher education is indicative of the importance Congress attaches to these areas. Such congressional emphases may not be politically or philosophically palatable to some, but educational policy in a large part does emanate from the banks of the Potomac rather than from the groves of academe. Policy is implemented by educators, but it is developed by politicians. This is particularly the case in times of economic adversity. It is a given that educational policy will not be left solely to educators, but any attempt to exclude or eliminate the educator will meet with failure. If mutual respect between these groups exists, the means of achieving equal, quality education for all can be cooperatively forged. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Political Influences, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Vocational Education
Not available separately; see EA008541
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: First paper of "Education Tomorrow: For Whom? WHY?" (EA008541); For related documents, see EA008541-547