Adult education programs were increased to link literacy and basic skills to creating greater job opportunities. It created a national clearinghouse for adult literacy which included training for teachers, research and sharing information.
Required that no less than 10% of a state's education budget go to supporting education programs for incarcerated adults.
Included funding for "Even Start" programs linking early childhood education with adult education for parents.
Accountability requirements were increased with indicators of success spelled out so that states could evaluate the effectiveness of their programs.