ERIC Number: ED169610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Part 20: Field Hearings on H.R. 15, A Bill to Extend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 15 (February 10 and 11, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document contains testimony, prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials submitted during field hearings held one day in Lexington, Kentucky, and another day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in February, 1978. Under consideration was a bill to extend for five years a number of programs authorized in the Education Amendments of 1974. During 1977 the subcommittee held 53 days of hearings in Washington, D.C., on all the major federal elementary and secondary education programs that expire in 1978. The two hearings outside Washington were held to hear the opinions of people involved on the state and local levels regarding how these programs are working, what problems are being experienced with them, and how they might be improved. The testimony of 30 individuals touched on diverse topics, with the majority favoring continued federal aid, but critical of the paper work and regulations involved. Persons speaking in Lexington stressed the importance of reading programs and instructional materials for the schools in Appalachia. (MLF)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, Instructional Materials, Low Income Groups, Lunch Programs, Migrant Education, Reading Improvement, State Federal Aid
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.