ERIC Number: ED161150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education Organization Act of 1978. Report of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, to Accompany S.991 to Establish a Department of Education and for Other Purposes, Together with Additional Views.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
This report explains, evaluates, and recommends the passage of Senate Bill 991 establishing a Federal Department of Education. The purpose and history of the legislation are presented along with the reasons for establishing a Department of Education and a summary of the legislation and hearings. Areas of discussion included are citizen involvement; Office for Civil Rights; department role in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education; Office of Occupational, Adult, and Community Education; vocational rehabilitation; child nutrition; Department of Defense Overseas Dependents Schools; Indian education; science education; HUD college housing program; Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education; Federal Interagency Committee on Education; research and improvement in education; HEW's special institutions; and the USDA Graduate School. Committee action is summarized as well as roll-call votes in committee. A section-by-section analysis of the bill is included along with evaluation of regulatory impact, estimated cost of the legislation, and text of the law as reported. Changes in existing law are indicated as well as additional views of committee members. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.