ERIC Number: ED412339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Legislative Priorities for the 105th Congress.
National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education Consortium.
The National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education Consortium (NASDVTEC) supports enactment of legislation that is dedicated solely to vocational-technical education (VTE). NASDVTEC urges the 105th Congress to build on the existing foundation of a strong state role in VTE by drafting legislation that achieves the following: focus federal investment in VTE on program improvement and elimination of barriers so that all students can have access to quality programs; build and expand on the current performance standards and measures system; develop a set of common definitions for data-reporting purposes; ensure that VTE dollars flow to a single state agency as described and defined in the Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act; guarantee VTE leaders and educators representation on all boards, collaborative entities, or bodies; require that 20% of VTE funds be reserved for state education leadership and administrative activities; require a state match for state administration dollars; allow states to determine the split of funds between secondary and postsecondary systems; provide at least a $2.5 billion authorization level for VTE; and require professional development, curriculum development and field testing, and assessment activities at the state level. (A 16-item legislative priorities summary is included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Leadership, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education Consortium.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990