ERIC Number: ED132731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Block Grants or Categorical Aids? What Do We Really Want--Consolidation, Simplification, Decentralization?
Much of the contention and rhetoric would lessen if there were more federal money for existing block grants and fewer categorical programs; if the federal money were made available in a timely fashion; if Congress would simplify existing programs and attempt less regulation; and if an effective system of coordination and joint human services were implemented. Rather than get hung up in the tired rhetoric of choosing between block grants and categorical aid, it would be better if educators considered what the objectives of federal aid are. With objectives more closely understood, the means to attain them should be discerned more easily than in today's muddled atmosphere. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Categorical Aid, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, State Federal Aid
Not available separately--see EA 009 029
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.