The State of Education, Day 1

The subcommittee heard testimony on the state of the U.S. education system. On April 18, President Bush announced a new plan, entitled… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the state of the U.S. education system. On April 18, President Bush announced a new plan, entitled “Education: 2000,” for improving the nation’s schools, which involved a number of new initiatives: the use of Federal money to support students attending private or parochial schools, parental choice for their children’s schools, national skills testing, differentiated teacher pay based on merit, and a “new kind” of American school. Also included in the plan were initiatives involving enforcing drug-free schools, and nationwide standards for math and science education. The committee sought to determine what American schools are doing right, and how they may be improved to improve their weaknesses. The witnesses included a college student and a parent of a school-age child who testified on their experiences and proposals for improvement of education. Witnesses testified on the reform program proposed by President Bush, the effect of societal influences on the intellectual educational process, and how schools may deal with children who, for various reasons both financial and social, may need additional emotional and social support to become functioning students. close

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The State of Education, Day 1

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Program ID:
17777-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 1, 1991
Last Aired:
May 5, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 01, 1991 | 10:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 02, 1991 | 12:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 04, 1991 | 7:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 1991 | 4:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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