ERIC Number: ED441930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Educating the Disadvantaged. Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Examining Legislation Authorizing Funds for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Focusing on Title I, Education Programs for the Disadvantaged. United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions met to consider the largest program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards. At this hearing, how Title I funds are spent, who they serve, and whether student performance is improving were topics discussed. After introductory remarks by Senators James M. Jeffords (Vermont), Christopher J. Dodd (Connecticut), Patty Murray (Washington), and Susan M. Collins (Maine), a panel of experts testified about the funding and impact of Title I. Wayne Riddle of the Congressional Research Service gave an overview of Title I. David Baroudi, Vermont's Title I director, discussed the important role of Title I and the need to integrate it with other education programs. Lula Ford, the Title I director for the Chicago, Illinois, schools discussed the way Title I related to overall reform efforts. William Taylor of the Citizen's Commission on Civil Rights suggested needed changes for the upcoming reauthorization of Title I. The final witness, Terry Bergeson, chief state school officer of Washington, presented her perspective on Title 1 and its relationship to other state and federal education programs. Prepared statements of these witnesses follow their testimony. (SLD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Standards, Urban Schools
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sale 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 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I