ERIC Number: ED217615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-9
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Budget and Education for the Handicapped Programs.
Hobson, Julius W., Jr.
The author considers the effects of President Ronald Reagan's proposed federal budget programs on handicapped education. Following an explanation of "block grants" is a section addressing the Supplemental Appropriations and Rescission Act of 1981 (P.L. 97-12) which rescinded $76,819,000 from 10 education for the handicapped programs, earmarked $25,000,000 for preschool incentive grants, and rescinded $12.1 million from Rehabilitative Services and Handicapped Research. Discussed next are the First Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, FY 1982 which mandated spending reductions of approximately $36 million through use of the reconciliation process; and the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, 1982 (H.R. 4560) which provides $1.068 billion for handicapped education programs. It is pointed out that reconciliation requires the setting of budget authorization ceilings and pits program against program and special interest against special interest. (SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute Education Seminar (11th, October 9, 1981).