Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994

This Act during the Clinton presidency was a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It mandated that schools should be held accountable for the performance of disadvantaged students at the same level as other students. It also added revised Indian Education Act programs to the Act. [Source] The implications for language policy are that the governement was willing to increase funding for the “development and implementation of bilingual-education programs” through $215 million in competitive grants for school districts (Title VII). [Source] This Act was replaced by NCLB in 2001.