The Civilian Conservation Corps: The National Youth Administration, and the Public Schools

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Educational Policies Commission, National Education Association of the United States and the American Association of School Administrators, 1941 - 79 pages
 

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Page 10 - That for the purpose of relieving the acute condition of widespread distress and unemployment now existing in the United States, and in order to provide for the restoration of the country's depleted natural resources and the advancement of an orderly program of useful public works...
Page 44 - It is particularly unwise to centralize in the Federal Government the power of determining the social purposes to be served by educational institutions or of establishing the techniques of educational procedure.
Page 12 - Corps, for the purpose of providing employment, as well as vocational training, for youthful citizens of the United States who are unemployed and in need of employment, and to a limited extent as hereinafter set out, for war veterans and Indians, through the performance of useful public work in connection with the conservation and development of the natural resources of the United States, its Territories, and insular possessions...
Page 45 - ... general administration of schools, control over the processes of education, and the determination of the best uses of the allotments of federal funds within the types of expenditure for which federal funds may be made available. The federal government should in no case attempt to control the curriculums of the schools or the methods of teaching to be employed in them. In those fields, however, it should carry on research and make the results widely available.
Page 6 - That federal financial aid should be provided for state-and-local educational agencies, to equalize educational opportunities between the states and to establish new educational services required to meet nationwide needs; and that this aid should be adequate to support a comprehensive effort to meet the educational needs of youth. 4. That the federal...
Page 44 - In order that local initiative and responsibility may be maintained, all federal action should reserve explicitly to state and local auspices the general administration of schools, control over the processes of education, and the determination of the best uses of the allotments of federal funds within the types of expenditure for which federal funds may be made available.
Page 11 - To initiate and administer a program of approved projects which shall provide relief, work relief, and employment for persons between the ages of 10 and 25 years who are no longer in regular attendance at a school requiring full time, and who are not regularly engaged in remunerative employment.
Page 56 - If school officials are to have full responsibility for the operation and control of all education for youth, they are obligated to provide educational services suited to all youth. This obligation is not reduced if a youth withdraws from formal school before he is equipped for full-time employment. There will be no " out-of -school unemployed youth...
Page 3 - This was the philosophy of the CCC and the NYA. The Federal government should undertake to meet these needs "by working through the state-and-local educational systems, strengthening these established agencies, supplying leadership and financial aid, but not exercising control over the processes of education.
Page 5 - The responsibilities of schools should extend to all youth and should embrace all the services required to meet the educational needs of youth including the need to be prepared for and placed in an occupation with reasonable possibilities for personal satisfaction and social usefulness.

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