ERIC Number: ED480001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
WIA Reauthorization Recommendations [and] Side-by-Side Comparison of Title I Provisions in Recent WIA Reauthorization Proposals (June 25, 2003 Update).
Patel, Nisha; Strawn, Julie; Greenberg, Mark
This publication on reauthorization recommendations for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) comprises three documents. The first is a short summary of reauthorization recommendations for Title I and II. Title I recommendations are to eliminate sequential eligibility; promote greater access to training; improve adjustment of performance measures; require that performance measures take into account job quality and better capture earnings changes; address needs of those with limited English skills; encourage programs to combine adult education, English as a second language (ESL), and job training services; promote informed consumer choice by creating a process for fixing problems with the provider certification system; and clarify how WIA should take into account federal student aid received. Title II recommendations are to improve effectiveness of services by focusing funds on high quality programs; address needs of those with limited English skills; encourage programs to combine adult education, ESL, and job training services; and strengthen links to postsecondary education and job training. The second document, written by Nisha Patel and Julie Strawn, is a discussion of the rationale for each recommendation. The third document, written by Nisha Patel and Mark Greenberg, is a summary and side-by-side comparison of Title I provisions in current law and these WIA reauthorization proposals: eight-page plan released by the Bush Administration in February 2003 and the bill (H.R. 1261) passed on May 8, 2003. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Eligibility, Employment Services, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Out of School Youth, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Student Financial Aid
For full text (Recommendations): http://www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1057258510.44/WIA_Recomm.pdf. For full text (Comparison): http://www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1056564883.68/WIA_sbs.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998