ERIC Number: ED308274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-16
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of Expiring Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Programs. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session on H.R. 5, H.R. 950 and S. 3730.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
This document reports on the second in a series of hearings on the reauthorization of expiring federal elementary and secondary education programs. Corporate business leaders presented their views on the reauthorization of Chapter 1. Five witnesses, representing manufacturing, education programs funded under the Education Improvement and Consolidation act. Support of Chapter 1 programs was unanimous because the quality of public education is vital to the Nation's economy. The witnesses requested that the following points be considered: (1) the Federal Government has responded in the past when previous generations of Americans have faced education-related crises; (2) the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 recognized the unmet educational needs of disadvantaged children; (3) Chapter 1 has been successful in assisting low-income children; (4) less than half of the children now eligible for Chapter 1 are able to participate due to declining federal support; (5) Chapter 1 should become the centerpiece of an array of additional programs; (6) the estimated losses caused by underinvestment in Chapter 1 may be as high as $200 billion for each cohort of dropouts; and (7) Chapter 1's effectiveness must be judged on a long-term basis. Prepared statements from six additional business leaders and a member of Congress are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Hearings, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1