ERIC Number: ED177238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-5
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on the Impact Aid Program. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Recorded in this booklet are statements and letters presented at the hearing by a number of educational administrators concerning the impact aid legislation and amendments to the legislation. Many arguments are presented which call for the continuation and expansion of the impact aid program, particularly in urban areas where large numbers of children living in tax exempt public housing are dependent on Federal funds for their education. It is pointed out that the funding of education through property taxes is not realistic in areas where there is a large concentration of Federal companies or military installations, and that Federal funds are necessary to equalize the education of children in these areas with the education of those living in high tax supported communities. It is also argued that Federal funds should be made available for building and maintaining school facilities in areas where the low tax base cannot provide sufficient funds for these purposes. (EB)
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1978