ERIC Number: ED181536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Rising Costs in Education: The Federal Response? AEI Forums.
Boyer, Ernest L.; And Others
This edited transcript presents a debate between the supporters of two competing federal policies. One is the tuition tax credit proposal contained in the Packwood-Moynihan Bill which would provide federal income tax relief for private school tuition and related expenses. The other is the Carter administration's proposal to expand and improve existing federal aid to education programs. The discussion explores questions of educational philosophy raised by this controversy, including the appropriate public and private roles in education. It also deals with the constitutional question raised by government aid to students who attend church-related elementary and secondary schools. Supporters of the tax credit argue that it would promote quality in education by increasing choice, competition, and diversity. Advocates of the administration approach contend that it is superior because it would direct federal aid to people and areas with the greatest need. The panel, moderated by John Charles Daly, included Commissioner of Education Ernest L. Boyer, Senator Bob Packwood, John Ryor (president of the National Education Association), and Thomas Sowell (University of California professor of economics). (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Debate, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Government Role, Higher Education, Private School Aid, Private Schools, State Church Separation, Student Financial Aid, Tax Credits, Taxes, Tuition
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.