ERIC Number: ED475150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Statement by Carol D'Amico, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, on the Fiscal Year 2004 Request for Vocational and Adult Education Programs.
The U.S. Department of Education's (DOE's) request from Congress for vocational and adult education funding for fiscal year 2004 was based on the department's belief that current and future U.S. workers must be challenged to master academic knowledge and practical skills at levels that are at least comparable to those mastered by workers in other advanced or industrialized countries. One billion dollars was requested to support the Bush Administration's proposed secondary and technical education program. The requested funds were to be targeted toward helping states and communities improve student outcomes, particularly academic achievement, and ensuring that students are taught the academic knowledge and practical skills needed for successful transitions from high school to college and from college to the workforce. The request for secondary and technical education did not include requests for most current vocational education programs, including occupational and employment information, tech prep state grants, and tech prep demonstration. DOE requested $591 million for adult education, including $584.3 million for formula grants to states and $6.7 million for the National Institute for Literacy. This request did not include a request for funds for state grants for incarcerated youth offenders or literacy programs for prisoners. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Correctional Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Grants, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Program Costs, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Speeches/03-2003/03192003.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001