ERIC Number: ED167279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Public Schools and Preschool Programs: A Natural Connection.
American Federation of Teachers President Albert Shanker, in testimony presented to a joint meeting of congressional subcommittees, tells why early childhood education programs should be sponsored by public education agencies rather than private day care centers. Main supporting reasons are: schools are available throughout the country; school systems have become adept at administering large, complicated federal programs; public schools are better equipped to contribute to the intellectual development of young children; utilization of existing schools is more efficient; schools can better coordinate services; use of educational agency licensing mechanisms will upgrade early childhood education staffs; public control promotes accountability; there is presently a lack of high program quality and adherence to licensing standards; and overlapping jurisdiction complicates assessment and evaluation. Data in two tables and two charts support the arguments. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Political Issues, Public Schools, School Districts, School Involvement, School Role
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Item No. 627; single copy, free; additional copies $0.25 each)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.