H.Amdt.589 to H.R.5115101st Congress (1989-1990)
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Description: H.Amdt. 589 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Amendments en bloc: 1) required the Department of Education to use "negotiated rule-making" procedures when developing requirements for programs; 2) provided that any report or evaluation required by law to be provided by the Department of Education to Congress would not be subject to prior review or approval by OMB; 3) required states to institute mandatory functional literacy pilot programs in correctional institutions for all persons convicted of a felony who test below the eighth grade level; 4) added a new title which provided and encouraged open enrollment programs and authorized $40 million in each of fiscal years 1991-1995 for programs to help states and school districts develop their own open enrollment programs; 5) stipulated that open enrollment grants could only be awarded in states certified by the Department of Education as having a fair system for financing public schools; and 6) added a new title which permitted, on a demonstration basis, the development of educational performance agreements between States and the Department of Education for school restructuring.
An amendment comprised of several amendments en bloc to require the Education Department, when developing and promulgating regulations for any programs administered by that department, to use the "negotiated rule-making" procedure which mandates regional meetings before regulations are written as well as collaboration with state and local representatives; to provide that any report or evaluation required by law to be conducted by the Education Department shall not be subject to prior review or approval by OMB; to require states, within two years of the bill's enactment, to institute a mandatory functional literacy pilot program in a corrections institution for all persons convicted of a felony who test below the eighth grade level; to add a new title to the bill which provides and encourages open enrollment programs; to authorize $40 million in each of fiscal years 1991-1995 for a program of demonstration grants and research to help states and school districts that want to develop their own open enrollment programs; to stipulate that open enrollment grants may only be awarded in states that are certified by the Education Department to have a fair system for financing public schools; and, to add a new title to the bill permitting, on a demonstration basis, the development of educational performance agreements between states and the Ed.cation Department for school restructuring.
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