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ERIC Number: ED356996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-5
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Pres. Clinton's Education Priorities: Early 1993 Indications.
Parker, Franklin
Educators anticipate bold new education reform initiatives from President Bill Clinton and his Education Secretary, Richard Riley. A priority project is college tuition loans, repayable through voluntary public service jobs. The President also supports increased funding for the Head Start Program and money for a national apprenticeship program for high school students with specific job skills. Labor Secretary Robert Reich favors job skills training for displaced workers and for the 75% of youth who do not earn college degrees. President Clinton is expected to back national standards and testing for the basic school subjects. A family leave bill also remains high on the Democrats' agenda. The nomination of Richard Riley as Clinton's Education Secretary was followed by easy confirmation in the Senate. Riley joined Clinton in expressing support for family choice in public schools and opposition to the voucher system of funding private education. And Riley, like Clinton, favors improved early childhood education and better social services for the young, increased cooperation between educational agencies, and moves toward national standards and testing of basic school subjects. Another important factor in the President's efforts to improve education is First Lady Hillary Clinton. She has directed Arkansas efforts to upgrade education and reduce infant mortality. Education reform seems likely to be front and center during the Clinton presidency. (LBG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A