ERIC Number: ED240212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1983, before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on H.R. 2397 (April 6, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The Reagan Administration's education voucher proposal was the subject of these hearings on H.R. 2397, a Bill To Improve the Educational Achievement of Educationally Deprived Children by Expanding Opportunities for Their Parents To Choose Schools That Best Meet Their Needs, To Foster Diversity and Competition among School Programs For Educationally Deprived Children, To Increase Private Sector Involvement in Providing Educational Programs for Educationally Deprived Children, and for Other Purposes. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell presented a statement outlining the Administration's reasons for introducing the voucher proposal. Statements opposing the voucher system were made by the following: Mary Hatwood Futrell of the National Education Association; Gregory Humphrey of the American Federation of Teachers; Grace Baisinger of the National Coalition for Public Education; Althea Simmons of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Joseph Scherer of the American Association of School Administrators; and Linda Darling-Hammond of the Rand Corporation. Additional material for inclusion in the record was offered by Baisinger, Darling-Hammond, Futrell, and Simmons. Material for the record, including descriptions of educational programs that had tried vouchers, also came from Gary L. Bauer, Department of Education; Edd Doerr, the Voice of Reason; Reverend Thomas G. Gallagher, United States Catholic Conference; Frank J. Monahan, Office of Government Liaison; the Honorable Carl D. Perkins, Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor; Dr. Paul Salmon, American Association of School Administrators; Robert R. Severs, North Carolina Association of Compensatory Educators; and Robert Smith, Council for American Private Education. (CMG)
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.