Federal Aid to the Disadvantaged: What Future for Chapter 1?
reviewed by A. Harry Passow - 1991
Title: Federal Aid to the Disadvantaged: What Future for Chapter 1?
Author(s): Denis P. Doyle, Bruce S. Cooper
Publisher: Falmer Press, London
ISBN: 1850003688, Pages: , Year: 1988
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In Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), Congress first declared it to be federal policy to provide financial aid to school districts with concentrations of poor children. As Doyle and Cooper put it, “Title I sought to help the nation’s poorest, lowest achieving children to compensate for their academic and social disadvantages. Thus was born the major federal initiative in lower education, a crusade to help the poor which remains with us to this day” (p. 1). In Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (ECIA), some of the requirements for federal funding were modified but the program’s functions were left essentially intact. As did its predecessor Title I, Chapter 1 continues to be the cornerstone of America’s compensatory education efforts aimed at equalizing educational opportunity. In her Foreword to this book, Sally B. Kilgore asserts: “Improving the educational performance of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)
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