ERIC Number: ED158414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-22
Reference Count: N/A
Various Education Initiatives in the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 1979. Hearing before the Task Force on Human Resources of the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Budget.
Certain education-related proposals in the President's Budget have excited controversy. The proceedings of this hearing deal with three of these controversial issues: (1) the best means of providing assistance to families of middle-class students enrolled in higher education institutions, (2) the continuation of the impact aid program, and (3) the need to expand the Title I Program. A statement from Dr. Bette E. Hamilton of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges supports the use of a tax credit system rather than a student aid system to assist middle-income college students because of the danger that an aid program would penalize lower-income students and contain hidden costs to applicants, institutions, and government. A statement from Dr. Margaret S. Gordon on behalf of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education instead supports an aid system because of the inefficiency of a tax credit system, its high cost in relation to benefits, and the possibility that it would discriminate against private institutions. James W. Green of the National Education Association presents a statement urging the expansion of the Title I Program to serve all eligible students and recommending the continuation of the impact aid program. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Budget.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I