FIGURE 2.1 Lifelong Learning: The Clinton Agenda.


Desired Results


  • School Preparedness

All children healthy and ready to learn

Head Start and parent education

A reauthorized Head Start upgrades quality and opportunity; encourages intergenerational learning

WIC and Immunizations

Nutrition and immunizations for all children through increased appropriations


  • School Reform

High standards and opportunity to achieve for all students

Goals 2000

Coherent strategy and framework to support state and local school reform based on high standards

ESEA reforms

In context of common high standards for all students:

  • Resources for those least able to help themselves
  • Improved teacher preparation
  • Innovation and flexibility for local districts and schools and performance accountability


Support state and local reforms to develop workplace-based and classroom learning to earn nationally recognized credentials in high-skilled occupations

  • Learning for Everyone

College student aid reform

Workers have the skills to compete

A simplified, more efficient loan program; new payment options; reduced overhead costs; savings for students and taxpayers

Improved education and training opportunities

Consolidated and simplified programs; increased information and accountability; easier and earlier access to training

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