ERIC Number: ED194477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Needs for the 1980's.
Porter, John W.
Achieving equality and quality in schooling is the greatest educational need of the 1980s. Three state and federal actions are necessary to facilitate this. They are: (1) an acknowledgement of the direct connection between education and employment; (2) a specification of performance levels by high school students in life competencies; and (3) a means to relate funding to reasonable levels of basic skills performance. National policy should link employment skills acquired in school to job opportunities. Federal legislation should provide a system to plan for each individual student and guarantee employment as a last resort. States should have elementary schools link student expectations, texts, tests, and report cards together and provide money to upgrade staff. High schools should assess students' skills in the tenth grade, band together to provide different employment options for students, and link themselves, the job market, and placement together. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.