ERIC Number: ED311288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on the Issue of National Service. Joint Hearings before the Subcommittees on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education; Postsecondary Education; Human Resources; Select Education; and Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session (March 15, April 19, and June 28, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document reports the testimony and prepared statements of witnesses at two Congressional hearings on the issue of national service. Witnesses included representatives to Congress from Michigan, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Maryland, and California; directors of state voluntary agencies; chief administrators of colleges and universities; volunteers; students; and guidance officials. Testimony centered on the possibility of passing legislation to create a National Service organization that would enable young people, especially disadvantaged youth, to serve their country as volunteers while learning skills and earning a chance for further training and education. Concerns of some witnesses centered on whether such legislation would replace student aid and thereby jeopardize college funding, and whether a large bureaucracy would be created, while individual youth efforts are already in place and are more effective. Others were supportive of the broad idea but cautious about the wording and implementation of such legislation. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Public Service, Secondary Education, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.