ERIC Number: ED135040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education: An Examination of Alternative Federal Roles. Budget Issue Paper.
With the exception of programs for the handicapped and vocational education, most of the federal legislation authorizing educational expenditures will expire before October 1, 1978; the 95th Congress therefore faces major decisions on aid to elementary and secondary education. This paper analyzes the fiscal and educational effects of various policy choices before Congress and the interrelationships between those choices. In particular, the author examines the current federal role in elementary-secondary education; the effects of the current federal role on state and local agencies, the federal budget, and the students served by federal programs; and the costs and consequences of some major policy alternatives that Congress might pursue. Included throughout the paper are numerous tables that present fiscal data on current federal educational programs and project the cost of current federal programs and various alternative programs for the fiscal years 1978-1982. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Cost Estimates, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Program Costs, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.