ERIC Number: ED369147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. Report on H.R. 6 Together with Minority, Supplemental, and Additional Views Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 103rd Congress, 2d session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor reported on the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, which would extend for 6 years the programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This report suggests that legislation with amendments and recommends that the bill be passed. The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 not only continues federal funding of approximately $10 billion to programs, but also reshapes these programs to better serve states and local school districts. In 1993, Congress passed the Goals 2000, Educate America Act, which establishes a new framework for providing federal assistance. It helps states set new standards for education and eases regulation to allow schools to meet their goals. The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 refashions federal programs to follow up on Goals 2000 and help states achieve the same objectives. Current federal programs cause some children to be pulled out of regular classes, thus stigmatizing them and disrupting lessons. These children are also often expected to learn less because they are thought of as educationally disadvantaged. This act will amend those problems by requiring that all children meet higher standards. It also moves federal aid to schools rather than to individual children so schools can have more freedom and accountability in addressing problems. Minority, supplemental, and additional views are included. (JPT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Public Policy, Public Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.