“Man: A Course of Study,” published in 1970, is a social studies course (generally for grade five) developed with National Science Foundation support totaling over $7.4 million. GAO’s study of that project suggests that administration of precollege curriculum projects could be improved to insure that sound business practices are followed by Foundation officials and recipients of project funds. Some projects produce income, such as royalties, which the Foundation may authorize project grantees or contractors to use, but such earnings and use are not reported to the Congress. The Congress may wish the Foundation to determine the significance of such income, and require a report of receipts and expenditures for use in considering the Foundation’s annual appropriation request.
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