Goals 2000 Educate America Act of 1994
One Hundred Third Congress of the United States of America
The preamble of the Goals 2000 Educate America Act of 1994 proclaims:
- "to improve learning and teaching by providing a national framework for education reform."
- "to promote the development and adoption of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certifications."
Title I specifies the National Education Goals. It consists of only two sections. Passages of relevance to world languages education are extracted, below.
- Sec. 101. Purpose
6.D. ... encouraging and enabling all State educational agencies
and local educational agencies to develop comprehensive
improvement plans that will provide a coherent framework
for the implementation of reauthorized Federal education
and related programs in an integrated fashion that
effectively educates all children to prepare them to
participate fully as workers, parents, and citizens.
Sec. 102. National Education Goals
(A) By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12
having demonstrated competency over challenging subject
matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign
languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and
geography, and every school in America will ensure that all
students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared
for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive
employment in our Nation's modern economy.
(v) the percentage of all students who are competent in
more than one language will substantially increase; and
(vi) all students will be knowledgeable about the diverse
cultural heritage of this Nation and about the world community.