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ERIC Number: ED403385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 4
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New School-to-Work Act Mandates "All Aspects of the Industry" Approach. Center for Law and Education Vocational Education Project (VOCED) Report.
Jacobs, Lauren
Newsnotes, n51 p9-11 Sum 1994
The final version of the School to Work Opportunities Act was passed only after an extended battle over how to protect individuals' private right of action to enforce the act. Although it still contains nonentitlement language, the final act also includes new language clarifying Congress' intent that the provision not preclude enforcement of the act. The final act mandates the following: opportunities for all students to complete a career major; equal access to the full range of program components and related activities; career awareness, exploration, and counseling beginning no later than grade 7 and including options that may not be traditional for students' gender, race, or ethnicity; and delegation to local partnerships of the responsibility for linking participants with other community services necessary to ensure a successful transition. The final version of the bill contains a broad definition of work-based learning and provisions stipulating that all states receive planning grants and compete for implementation grants. Two potential dangers in the act are its broad waiver authority and self-waiver provision. The act also provides advocates and educators with important advocacy opportunities. (MN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994