ERIC Number: ED332002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-19
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Strengthening Education for American Families Act.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This Senate committee report discusses the Education for American Families Act, a bill that proposes ways to improve and enhance excellence in education. Included in the report are a summary of the bill, its legislative history, background and need for the legislation, committee views, committee votes, cost estimate, regulatory impact statement, section-by-section analysis, minority views, and changes in existing law. According to the summary, the bill consists of proven, cost-effective initiatives promoting the national education goals set out by President Bush and the nation's governors in 1990. It strengthens the achievement of those goals with an initiative to establish independent assessment of whether the schools are reaching them. As endorsed by the majority of the committee members, the bill contains modifications that include school-based management/shared decision making, model schools of excellence, mathematics and science programs, star schools programs, high technology educational techniques, and dropout prevention. Minority committee members opposed the bill because they preferred literacy provisions legislation and because the bill was moved through committee very quickly. (KC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.