The US Congress has the authority to create laws through Article I of the US Constitution. When Congress authorizes an act, several related laws are clumped together into one massive law (hence, an act). The easiest way to read and process an act is to separate the document into major topics (concepts) and then outline the major policies associated with the topics.
Acts are an important part of the legislative process and are frequently used to initiate a series of interconnected laws (e.g., laws related to education, housing, and health and human services). You should have a basic understanding of this process because a number of laws that affect higher education processes have resulted from acts (e.g., the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] of 1990).
In this assignment, you will review an act that has been reauthorized and analyze some significant changes due to its reauthorization.
In about 250 words, respond to the following:
- Review theÂ Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
- List and analyze the most significant policy changes and new programs established by the reauthorization.