ERIC Number: ED348274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing: Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education. Hearing on Reviewing the Activities of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate. One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (May 17, 1991).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document contains the record of a hearing designed to review the policies of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education toward minority school children, with a particular focus on the practice of ability grouping and the labeling of children as "slow" or "dumb" by placing them in particular classrooms. The document includes the prepared statements of Senator Paul Simon (presiding), Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Brock Adams, Michael L. Williams (Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education), and Franklin Frazier (Director of Education and Employment Issues, Human Resources Division, U.S. General Accounting Office). The document also contains an index of documents in the Office of Civil Rights Codification System (as of April 3, 1991), communications directed to Senator Simon and others concerning the problems at issue, and questions and answers between Senator Simon, Michael Williams, and Franklin Frazier. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Government, Government (Administrative Body), Government School Relationship, Hearings, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination
U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.