ERIC Number: ED262685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, 1985. Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, and the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives. Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session (Burlington, Vermont, February 14-15, 1985). Part 1.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Joint hearings of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on reauthorization on the Higher Education Act are presented. The hearings, which were held in Vermont, focus on recommendations of the Vermont Higher Education Council. Also considered is the Reagan Administration's fiscal 1986 budget proposals, which would cut $2.3 billion from the higher education budget, and would reduce federal financial aid for college students. The Vermont proposal is against block grants, loan caps that do not recognize a family with more than one child in college at once, and total financial aid caps that put most private colleges and several public colleges out of reach of low income students. It is suggested that Congress should consider how the current act can be adapted to meet at least four major trends of the 1980s and 1990s: demography (i.e., fewer 18-24 year olds); technology (i.e., the need for new skills and a humanistic environment); international trends (i.e, developing cultural awareness and language skills); and financial problems. The testimony covers the various titles of the act, including: student financial aid, college libraries, international education, teacher corps and teacher training programs, academic facilities, and cooperative education. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Students, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
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.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1980