ERIC Number: ED224161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Education for the Handicapped: What Is the Appropriate Federal Role?
IFG Policy Notes, v2 n1 Win 1981
This series of short articles discusses two separate educational policy issues: the federal role in education for the handicapped and tuition tax credits. Concerning the first issue, the document discusses the background of P.L. 94-142 and its first 5 years, concluding that, although accomplishments are impressive, there are still difficulties in implementing the reform. It is suggested that the law has meant improvement in substandard districts but has sometimes had depressing effects in progressive districts. Several brief articles on education of the handicapped then follow, focusing on the issues confronting policy makers in the eighties, the fairness of "fair hearings," the costs of equity, problems with and prospects for implementation of the mandated reform, and the history of special education. Concerning the second issue, tuition tax credits, the document briefly discusses whether they will be a federal priority for the eighties. The author outlines how tuition tax credits work, recent legislative activity, issues and implications, their costs, and their effects on the costs of public schooling. He asks if tuition tax credits will benefit one income group more than another, will be equitable among ethnic groups, and will be legal and beneficial to the public. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Hearings, Mainstreaming, Special Education, Tax Credits, Tuition
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education;CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act