ERIC Number: ED241221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight on Migrant Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education, of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (February 17, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education.
The text of the oversight hearing on migrant education (February 17, 1983) contains statements and testimony from three representatives of state and national migrant education organizations and from three migrant mothers. The statement and testimony of Frank L. Contreras, Director of the Texas Migrant Education Program and President of the National Association of Directors of Migrant Education, question changes in the definition of eligibility in the Administration's proposed regulations on migrant education, particularly the requirement that to be considered migratory a child must have had his education interrupted during the preceding 12 months. The statement of Raul de la Rosa, Washington State Director of Migrant Education, also questions the proposed changes and reduced funding and praises the Migrant Student Record Transfer System. The testimony and statement of Ambrosio Melendrez, representing the Texas Association for Compensatory Educators, likewise objects to the proposed regulations. Statements of migrant mothers from Wisconsin, Colorado, and Texas describe the difficult lives of migrants, praise the existing migrant education program, and express fears that the proposed changes will hurt migrant children and migrant education. Additional information includes letters and statements protesting the Administration's proposed changes and budget reductions for migrant education, as well as interrogatories on migrant education for Secretary of Education, T. H. Bell. (MH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education.