ERIC Number: ED339264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-19
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights Policy on Student Financial Assistance. Hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This transcript of a hearing addresses the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) policy pertaining to racially based school scholarships, in particular, an offer by OCR, announced the previous week, to review for Fiesta Bowl officials plans for a scholarship program named for Martin Luther King Jr. and a recently announced Department of Education policy statement on race-exclusive scholarships. Fiesta Bowl officials had announced scholarship contributions of $100,000 to each of the schools fielding a team in the annual college football game. OCR has interpreted the law to prohibit race-exclusive scholarships such as those which had been proposed by Fiesta Bowl officials because regulations prohibit recipients of Department of Education funds from denying, restricting, or providing different or segregated financial aid or other program benefits on the basis of race, color or national origin. After a brief opening statement by Committee Chairman Augustus F. Hawkins, witnesses testified representing such institutions as: American Council on Education, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the United Negro College Fund, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, United States Student Association, National Council of Persons. Included are prepared statements of the witnesses, correspondence relating to the OCR Fiesta Bowl announcement and the hearing, and the prepared statements of a few witnesses who did not testify in person. An extensive appendix includes a chronology of OCR documents relating to race-exclusive scholarships; and 29 newspaper, journal and magazine articles. (JDD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Football, Hearings, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Scholarship Funds, Student Financial Aid
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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.