The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 changed its federal education policy focus from federal requirements compliance to a focus on flexibility in the improvement of learning and teaching. The Act supported grassroots reform efforts with very minimal or no federal control at all. It also lessened paper work so educators may have more time to concentrate on processes and resources that will improve the learning of children.
The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 provided for a waiver authority to reduce stringent requirements that hamper the schools' improvement of their performance. It also afforded or made available resources to help connect the schools, parents, and communities in their quest to improve the education of the children. The Act moved the federal aid from the individual children to the schools in order to develop accountability in schools for the educational performance and improvement of the children (Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. Report on H.R. 6 "Together with Minority, Supplemental, and Additional Views Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 103rd Congress, 2d session., 1994"). ...Show more