June 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1973, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p390
Academic Journal
This article reports that revenue sharing is a key element in U.S. President Richard Nixon's "New Federalism." The intent of revenue sharing has been stated as reversing the 40 year flow of power and resources from states and communities to Washington. The return of federal tax funds to states and communities with only few restrictions on how these funds are spent is likely to have major implications for learning disabilities. Revenue sharing represents a clear effort to transfer power to the elected state and local government officials. Opposition to revenue sharing generally arises from those who do not wish to see such a shift occur, either because they have a vested interest in the retention of power in the hands of the specialized coalitions or because they feel that state and local government will not be sufficiently responsive to the needs of particular groups and populations, especially minorities, the poor, and other special interest groups, including children with learning disabilities.


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