ERIC Number: ED154513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
[Save the Public Schools.]
Boyer, Ernest L.
The United States Commissioner of Education opposes tax credit legislation because tax credits are expensive and largely uncontrollable, and the benefits of tax credits are not effectively targeted on the families needing help. Tax credits are also deficient because they ignore the differences in college costs. Administratively, tax credits would increase red tape and lead to bureaucratic duplication. The administration proposes, at the elementary and secondary level, to enforce existing policy that requires needy children to be served, whether they are enrolled in public or nonpublic schools. At the higher education level, a balanced student assistance program is proposed that is directly linked to the needs of students. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Address at a rally of the National Coalition to Save the Public Schools (Washington, D.C., April 9, 1978)