ERIC Number: ED212826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act of 1963. Part 3: Vocational Education and Child Nutrition Programs. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on H.R. 66 (Ashland, Kentucky, March 13, 1981, and Lexington, Kentucky, March 14, 1981).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Problems facing vocational education and child nutrition programs if proposed funding cuts take effect were detailed by vocational educators and nutrition specialists at a regional hearing of the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education in Ashland, Kentucky, March 13, and Lexington, Kentucky, March 14, 1981. The many vocational educators who testified at the hearings contended that the proposed 25 percent cut in fundings in the reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act of 1963 would undermine programs already seriously jeopardized by state and local funds cutbacks. The vocational educators stressed that vocational education programs are training persons for employment and preventing them from going on welfare, and that most programs already had long waiting lists and overused facilities. Nutritionists and school lunch program directors from Kentucky and surrounding states explained that the school lunch program was set up in 1946 to insure the adequate nutrition of all children, not just the poor. They pointed out that ending subsidies for poorer children would mean raising the prices of school lunches to children from higher-income families to a point that most of these children could no longer afford to buy lunch; since paying students had helped carry the program's costs, their decline in participation could mean the end of nutritious lunches in many school districts. Prepared statements, studies, and other supplementary materials are included in the hearing transcript. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Breakfast Programs, Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Hearings, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Program Budgeting, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963