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.

Purpose:

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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