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ERIC Number: ED169611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Part 21: The Administration's Proposals for Elementary and Secondary Education. 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. 11282 (February 28 and March 6, 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 hearings held in Washington, D.C., on February 28 and March 6, and in Alexandria, Virginia, the evening of March 6, 1978. The first day of the hearings, Joseph Califano, the Secretary of HEW, presented the administration's proposal for reauthorization of all the major federal elementary and secondary education programs that was subsequently introduced as bill H.R. 11282. The bill is to extend and amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and related programs, to establish programs to promote the improved achievement of children in basic skills and to assist state and local educational agencies to enhance the quality of their education programs, to improve the administration of federal elementary and secondary education programs, and for other purposes. Califano was questioned at length by members of the subcommittee. The second day of the hearings in Washington, the committee heard from Commissioner of Education Ernest Boyer, who elaborated on how the administration's legislative package will improve administration of these programs and cut down on paper work. An additional 16 witnesses were heard at that hearing and nearly 30 witnesses testified that evening in Alexandria, Virginia. Testimony offered by witnesses concerned various aspects of the bill: primarily allocation methods, distribution of funds, and paperwork involved. (MLF)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, State Federal Aid
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.