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[86 STAT. 329]
[86 STAT. 329]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1972

86 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 92-318-JUNE 23, 1972

" (2) The Congress further declares it to be the policy of the United States to— "(i) help to solve or to alleviate the problems of, and promote the reform and renewal of American education; "(ii) advance tihe practice of education, as an art, science, and profession; "(iii) strengthen the scientific and technological foundations of education; and "(iv) build an effective educational research and development system. " (b)(1) In order to carry out the policy set forth in subsection (a), there is established the National Institute of Education (hereinafter referred to as the 'Institute') which shall consist of a National Council on Educational Research (referred to in this section as the 'Council') and a Director of the Institute (hereinafter referred to as the 'Director'). The Institute shall have only such authority as may be vested therein by this section. "(2) The Institute shall, in accordance with the provisions of this section, seek to improve education, induding career education, in the United States through— " (A) helping to solve or to alleviate the problems of, and achieve the objectives of American education; " (B) advancing the practice of education, as an art, science, and profession; " (C) the strengthening of the scientific and technological foundations of education; and " (D) building an effective educational research and development system. = " (c)(1) The Council shall consist of fifteen member's appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Director, and such other ex officio members who are officers of the United States as the President may designate. Eight members of the Council (excluding ex officio members) shall constitute a quorum. The Chairman of the Council shall be designated from among its appointed members by the President. Ex officio members shall not have a vote on the Council. "(2) The term of office of the members of the Council (other than ex officio members) shall be three years, except that (A) the members first taking office shall serve as designated by the President, five for terms of three years, five for terms of tM-o years, and five for terms of one year, and (B) any member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term for which his predecessor was appointed. Any appointed member who has been a member of the Council for six consecutive years shall thereafter be ineligible for appointment to the Council during the two-year period following the expiration of such sixth year. "(3) The Council shall— " (A) establish general policies for, and review the conduct of, the Institute; " (B) advise the Assistant Secretary and the Director of the Institute on development of programs to be carried out by the Institute; " (C) present to the Assistant Secretary and the Director such recommendations as it may deem appropriate for the strengthening of educational research, the improvement of methods of collecting and disseminating the findings of educational research and of insuring the implementation of educational renewal and reform based upon the findings of educational research;

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