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HR 1804 - Goals 2000: Educate America Act - Key Vote

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Nick Rahall II voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-227 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (63-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Goals 2000: Educate America Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes voluntary national standards for public education and appropriates funds for various educational development and change boards and grants.

Highlights:
  • Declares that the national goals for education are school readiness, school completion, encouraging student achievement and citizenship, increasing teacher education and professional development, making the United States' students first in mathematics and science achievement, adult literacy and lifelong learning, creating safe disciplined and alcohol and drug-free schools, and creating strong school and home partnerships.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to prevent voluntary prayer and meditation in public schools.
  • Requires that all federally funded programs that distribute contraceptive devices to minors develop procedures to encourage family participation.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to make assessments concerning decisions about graduation, grade promotion or retention of students.
  • Requires that to receive assistance a local educational agency must have a one year expulsion policy if a student brought a firearm to school.
  • Prohibits smoking in a facility that is used for educational or healthcare services to children.
  • Establishes a National Education Goals Panel to submit an annual report on the United States' progress on the national education goals.
  • Creates a National Education Standards and Improvement Council to develop and identify student performance standards and school performance on the voluntary national school content.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to nonprofit organizations that will provide training and information concerning educational needs and educational achievement to targeted parents.
  • Establishes a National Skill Standards Board to identify groups of major occupations that involve industry in the United States and endorse skills standards systems that apply to those major occupations.
  • $400 million for State and local education systemic improvements, primarily as grants to States that apply and indicate plans for restructuring and improvement of elementary and secondary education.
  • $50 million for grants to schools to focus on making schools safe and free from drugs and alcohol.
  • $10 million for the international education exchange program.
  • $5 million for assessment development and evaluation grants.
  • $3 million each for the National Education Goals Panel and the National Education Standards and Improvement Council.
  • $2 million for Opportunity-To-Learn Development grants.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (306-121) - (Key vote)

Title: Goals 2000: Educate America Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes voluntary national standards for public education and appropriates funds for various educational development and change boards and grants.

Highlights:
  • Declares that the national goals for education are school readiness, school completion, encouraging student achievement and citizenship, increasing teacher education and professional development, making the United States' students first in mathematics and science achievement, adult literacy and lifelong learning, creating safe disciplined and alcohol and drug-free schools, and creating strong school and home partnerships.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to prevent voluntary prayer and meditation in public schools.
  • Requires that all federally funded programs that distribute contraceptive devices to minors develop procedures to encourage family participation.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to make assessments concerning decisions about graduation, grade promotion or retention of students.
  • Requires that to receive assistance a local educational agency must have a one year expulsion policy if a student brought a firearm to school.
  • Prohibits smoking in a facility that is used for educational or healthcare services to children.
  • Establishes a National Education Goals Panel to submit an annual report on the United States' progress on the national education goals.
  • Creates a National Education Standards and Improvement Council to develop and identify student performance standards and school performance on the voluntary national school content.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to nonprofit organizations that will provide training and information concerning educational needs and educational achievement to targeted parents.
  • Establishes a National Skill Standards Board to identify groups of major occupations that involve industry in the United States and endorse skills standards systems that apply to those major occupations.
  • $400 million for State and local education systemic improvements, primarily as grants to States that apply and indicate plans for restructuring and improvement of elementary and secondary education.
  • $50 million for grants to schools to focus on making schools safe and free from drugs and alcohol.
  • $10 million for the international education exchange program.
  • $5 million for assessment development and evaluation grants.
  • $3 million each for the National Education Goals Panel and the National Education Standards and Improvement Council.
  • $2 million for Opportunity-To-Learn Development grants.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (71-25) -

Title: Goals 2000: Educate America Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes voluntary national standards for public education and appropriates $427 million for various educational development and change boards and grants.

Highlights:
  • Declares that the national goals for education are school readiness, school completion, encouraging student achievement and citizenship, increasing teacher education and professional development, making the United States' students first in mathematics and science achievement, adult literacy and lifelong learning, creating safe disciplined and drug-free schools, and creating strong school and home partnerships.
  • Establishes a National Education Goals Panel to submit an annual report on the national education goals progress.
  • Creates a National Education Standards and Improvement Council to develop and identify student performance standards and school performance on the voluntary national school content.
  • Establishes a National Skill Standards Board to identify groups of major occupations that involve industry in the United States and endorse skills standards systems that apply to those major occupations.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to make assessments concerning decisions about graduation, grade promotion or retention of students.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants of up to $5 million total to nonprofit organizations that will provide training and information concerning educational needs and educational achievement to targeted parents.
  • $393 million for state and local education systemic improvements to be provided primarily as grants to States that fill out an application indicating plans for restructuring and improvement of elementary and secondary education.
  • $15 million for the National Education Standards and Improvement Board.
  • $5 million for Assessment Development and Evaluation Grants.
  • $3 million to each of the following: the National Education Goals Panel, National Education Standards and Improvement Council, Opportunity- to Learn Development Grant.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (307-118) - (Key vote)

Title: Goals 2000: Educate America Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes voluntary national standards for public education and appropriates $427 million for various educational development and change boards and grants.

Highlights:
  • Declares that the national goals for education are school readiness, school completion, encouraging student achievement and citizenship, increasing teacher education and professional development, making the United States' students first in mathematics and science achievement, adult literacy and lifelong learning, creating safe disciplined and drug-free schools, and creating strong school and home partnerships.
  • Establishes a National Education Goals Panel to submit an annual report on the national education goals progress.
  • Creates a National Education Standards and Improvement Council to develop and identify student performance standards and school performance on the voluntary national school content.
  • Establishes a National Skill Standards Board to identify groups of major occupations that involve industry in the United States and endorse skills standards systems that apply to those major occupations.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to make assessments concerning decisions about graduation, grade promotion or retention of students.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants of up to $5 million total to nonprofit organizations that will provide training and information concerning educational needs and educational achievement to targeted parents.
  • $393 million for state and local education systemic improvements to be provided primarily as grants to States that fill out an application indicating plans for restructuring and improvement of elementary and secondary education.
  • $15 million for the National Education Standards and Improvement Board.
  • $5 million for Assessment Development and Evaluation Grants.
  • $3 million to each of the following: the National Education Goals Panel, National Education Standards and Improvement Council, Opportunity- to Learn Development Grant.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Goals 2000: Educate America Act

Sponsors

  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Scott 'Scotty' Baesler (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Barlow (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lucien E. Blackwell (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eva M. Clayton (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron De Lugo (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. Ford (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Hughes Sr. (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew G. 'Marty' Martinez (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave McCurdy (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Austin J. Murphy (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Michael 'Mike' Parker (MS - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald M. Payne (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jolene Unsoeld (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pat Williams (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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