American Defense Education Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session on S. 177 to Authorize a National Program of Improving the Quality of Education, July 25, 1985
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985 - 81 páginas
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Página 62 - States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people.
Página 13 - State shall be — (1) 1.0 multiplied by the number of children aged 5 to 17, inclusive, in such State who are in low-income families ; (2) 0.6 multiplied by the number of children in average daily attendance in the public elementary or secondary schools of such State during such fiscal year who (A) resided on other than Federal property with a parent employed on Federal property, or (B) had a parent on active duty in the uniformed services (as...
Página 35 - About 13 percent of all 17-year-olds in the United States can be considered functionally illiterate. Functional illiteracy among minority youth may run as high as 40 percent.
Página 73 - States] will become a nation of readers when verified practices of the best teachers in the best schools can be introduced throughout the country, (p.
Página 32 - Congress (1) reaffirms, as a matter of high priority, the Nation's goal of equal educational opportunity, and (2) declares it to be the policy of the United States of America that every citizen is entitled to an education to meet his or her full potential without financial barriers.
Página 76 - ... allocated to reading instruction in most American classrooms, despite the fact that there is little evidence that these activities are related to reading achievement. Workbook and skill sheet activities should be pared to the minimum that actually provide worthwhile practice in aspects of reading. Children should spend more time in independent reading. Independent reading, whether in school or out of school, is associated with gains in reading achievement. By the time they are in the third or...
Página 30 - Clearly there is little remaining commitment to the idea that separate and unequal schools are unacceptable and not enough commitment to equal opportunity to elicit clear and specific recommendations on how these crucial goals are to be pursued.
Página 67 - I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify. [The prepared statement of Dr.
Página 76 - Access to interesting and informative books is one of the keys to a successful reading program. As important as an adequate collection of books is a librarian who encourages wide reading and helps match books to children.