ERIC Number: ED341115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
America 2000 Excellence in Education Act. Proposed Legislation. Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Draft of Proposed Legislation entitled, "America 2000 Excellence in Education Act." 102d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
A draft of proposed federal legislation entitled "America 2000 Excellence in Education Act" is presented in this document. Contents include a message from President Bush and a copy of the act, which offers proposals in the following areas: New American Schools; Merit Schools; training and certification of teachers and school leaders; educational reform and flexibility; parental choice; national assessment of educational progress; a National Commission on Time, Study, Learning, and Teaching; Regional Literacy Resource Centers; and general provisions. Twelve Congressional recommendations are offered, some of which include providing federal startup funding to communities; rewarding effective schools; supporting teacher and school leader training; developing alternative teacher and administrator certification programs; providing schools with greater flexibility in exchange for accountability; expanding parental choice; expanding the national educational assessment program; and creating Regional Literacy Resource Centers and a National Commission on Time, Study, Learning, and Teaching. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.