Federal policy related to college and career readiness

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<ul><li><p>Federal Policy Related to College and Career Readiness!</p><p>Kimberly A. Green, NASDCTEc!</p></li><li><p>Outline!</p><p>! Broad policy direction/trends!! Budget realities!</p><p> Legislation! ESEA! WIA! Perkins!</p><p> Next Steps!</p></li><li><p>Broad Policy Priorities/!Trends!</p></li><li><p>Policy inuencers </p><p> Economy Educa2onal a3ainment Global compe22on Evidence of success Common core state standards </p><p>College and career readiness Assessment </p></li><li><p> AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS: JOB CREATION AND AMERICAS FUTURE </p><p>Linking Education to Economic Recovery </p></li><li><p>Multiple Pathways to Success </p><p> Harvard School of Education Pathways to Prosperity project </p><p> Secretary of Education Arne Duncan referred to CTE </p><p>as the neglected stepchild of education reform and expressed an urgent need to change this perception </p><p> CTE has an enormous, if often overlooked impact on </p><p>students, school systems, and our ability to prosper as a nation. </p><p>http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/new-cte-secretary-duncans-remarks-career-and-technical-education </p></li><li><p>Budget Realities!</p></li><li><p> FY11 Funding!</p><p> Overall Department of Education received $4.2 billion increase!</p><p> Perkins Funding Cut - $140,174,822 (11.4%)!</p><p> Many federal education programs eliminated!</p></li><li><p>FY12 Funding!</p><p> President recommended $264 million cut to Perkins!</p><p> Perkins was essentially flat funded from FY11!</p><p> All education programs took an across-the- board cut of 0.189%!</p></li><li><p>FY13 !</p><p> Deficit Reduction Committee! Charged with cutting $1.2 trillion in spending!</p><p> Sequestration?! Automatic spending caps from 2014 to 2021! Estimates of 7.8% to 8.4% across-the-board cuts!</p><p> Presidents Budget Proposal! Flat funding for Perkins! $1 billion over 3 years for career academies! $8 billion over 3 years for community colleges!</p><p> Congress! House mark up today! Senate flat funded Perkins! No new funding!</p></li><li><p>LEGISLATION !</p></li><li><p>Relevant Federal Policy!!! Workforce </p><p>Investment Act!</p><p> Elementary and Secondary Education Act!</p></li><li><p>Trends in federal policy!</p><p> Competition! Innovation! Consolidation! Cost-benefit analysis! Change through policy!ESEA waivers!Race to the Top Criteria!</p></li><li><p>Administra2on Views!</p><p>While we know that high-quality career and technical education strategies have the potential to prepare students for jobs in the knowledge economy, many career and technical programs havent lived up to their promise of preparing students for careers and college. </p></li><li><p>Administra2on Views </p><p>The Obama administra/on says that overall, data about career and technical educa/on is mixed. There are islands of excellence, said Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for voca/onal and adult educa/on, but there is s/ll uneven quality around the country. NY Times Ar/cle, July 9, 2011 by Motoko Rich </p></li><li><p>Perkins Blueprint Nine Reforms </p><p>Theme Reforms </p><p>Alignment Clear expecta2ons for high quality programs </p><p>More ac2ve role for states </p><p>Collabora2on Consor2a </p><p>Private-sector match </p><p>Accountability Compe22on </p><p>Common deni2ons </p><p>Incen2ves for high performance </p><p>Innova2on State condi2ons </p><p>Innova2ve and Transforma2on Fund </p></li><li><p>Reactions to the Blueprint!</p><p>! Change is needed!!</p><p> Themes are sound!</p><p> Concerns:! Equity! Long term implications ! Other supporting legislation!</p></li><li><p>Career Academy Proposal!</p><p> New funding! $1 billion over 3 years! Fed to state by formula! State to local by competition! Clear definition of an academy!</p></li><li><p>Next Steps!</p></li><li><p>Whats Next? !!</p><p> Federal budget!! Elections!</p></li><li><p> Stay informed!!</p><p>www.careertech.org!!http://blog.careertech.org/!!http://www.careertech.org/legislation/perkins/perkinsreauthorization.html!!</p></li><li><p> LEADING CHANGE </p><p>TRANSFORMING EXPECTATIONS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE </p></li><li><p>Kimberly Green kgreen@careertech.org www.careertech.org </p></li></ul>


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