ERIC Number: ED254144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 5240. (Washington, DC, March 27-29, April 3-5, and April 10-12; St. Louis, Missouri, March 30; Flushing, New York, April 2; Winona, Minnesota, April 6, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, April 7, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Hearings on a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act of 1965 are presented, with attention to policy formulations of the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1984 and the Administration's fiscal year (FY) 1985 budget and legislative proposals. Consideration is given to the appropriate federal role in higher education, the proper focus of federal programmatic effort, and federal aid to low- and middle-income students and to postsecondary institutions. Views from a panel of students on the impact of proposed alterations of current law are included. Legislative changes accompanying the budget request include: increasing College Work-Study support by $295 million in FY 1985 (which would represent possibly 335,000 more student jobs); and replacing the current half-cost limit of the Pell Self-Help Grant with a limit amounting to 60 percent of educational costs minus the family contribution, with a minimum grant of $500 and a maximum of $3,000. Supplementary materials include: a National Education Association report entitled "Excellence in Our Schools--Teacher Education; An Action Plan," publicity material on the Growth Initiatives for Teachers fellowship program for secondary school mathematics and science teachers, and an article on the Council on Legal Education Opportunity Program Fellows by Wade J. Henderson and Linda Flores. (SW)
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965; Pell Grant Program