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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Teachers Want More Federal Money, but Not More Control The Cedar Ituplds Gazelle: Sun., Nov 10, 1971 54 A survey (it. 244 teachers from elementary to post secondary levels throughout the Second congressional dis- trict shows teachers want more federal money for education without relinquishing local control. At the same time, the teachers overwhelmingly want federal intervention in issues such as collective bargaining and pensions. The survey was performed for Stale Son. Tom Riley, un- successful Republican can- didate for the U.S. senate. Out of the 244 teachers, ISO favored increasing federal support to education to at least one-third of the cost of educa- tion, with stale and local governments each picking up one-third also. The federal governmenl currently pays for about 7 per- cent of the cost of education. In comments accompanying their responses, teachers in- dicaled they would want to maintain local control of schools if such a plan were adopted. Teachers who responded no to the suggestion indicated they feared federal conlrol, or said they felt the plan would result in higher taxes. By a 142 to 44 margin on a related question, teachers who responded indicaled supporl for using the revenue sharing concept as the basis for federal aid to education. Teachers rejected by 109 to 118 a suggestion that the federal government assist In expanding opportunities for free public education for two years of free post-high school public education. Those favoring such a plan indicated Ihey wanted it to include vocational training, as well as college opportunities. Teachers against the idea Cancer Society Will Preview Smoking Film A new American Cancer society film, "Decision for will be previewed Tuesday at the board meeting of the Linn county chapter of the ACS. A report on the annual slale meeting of the ACS' Iowa division will be presented by Robert C. Moorman, immediate past chairman of the Linn county chapter and chairman of the state cancer crusade. The annual meeting was held Saturday in Des Moines. The board meeting will follow a noon luncheon in the Montrose hotel. "Decision for Mike" is a smoking film developed for teenage audiences with a cast from the Second City Reper- tory Co. The film employs a series of comedy situations in- volving people who smoke and try to quit. said they feared 11 would de- stroy prlvulo colleges, suggest- ed the concept would hot sull all or staled lhat the present kindergarten through high school program should be improved first. Those teachers responding to the survey indicated support lor expanding education at the pro-school level, however. By a 'HO to 70 margin, teachers favored federally-supported early childhood programs for normal children, as well as disadvantaged ones. Comments from teachers favoring the Idea Included, "What Is lost before age five is often lost forever, let's give everyone the best possible start In and "All children benefit; disadvantaged also conic from financially secure families." Of the teachers surveyed, 166 said they favored greater federal assistance for udull education, while 65 said Ihey opposed it. "I have taught adult classes and know this would raise the standard of living for many one elementary teacher said about such "life- span" educational oppportuni- ties. Teachers Ugains.t the idea said enough opportunities were available already, or lhal they feared education funds would be spread too thinly among various programs. Items on the questionnaire which received the widest margin of support from lliu teachers were those which were employment-related. By 187 to 35, teachers sup- ported a federal slalule giving educulors the right to bargain collectively. Several teachers commented they thought such a law should prohibit strikes, also. Some 226 teachers thought the federal government "should move to Insure the transferabllity of pension and supplemental benefits between leaching positions in different school districts and in different if certification stan- dards lire equal. Only 0 teachers opposed that idea. Teachers favoring Ihe idea also asked lhat the Iowa Public Employes Relirement System benefits be improved for teachers. "Iowa has the poorest pen- sion system I've ever known, and we lose good teachers as a said one elementary teacher. "I would hate to move to Iowa from Illinois after paying into the Illinois pension plan, and then receive a secondary teacher said. Teachers overwhelmingly approved of federal action to insure reciprocity of teacher certification throughout the nation. Only 22 teachers op- posed the idea, while 203 sup- porled il. 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