I make no judgement yet, but must admit to being a bit intimidated by the girth of the proposed WIOA regulations. It’s stunning.
Once you add the DOE reg to the ETA reg and throw in the unified planning guidance reg it’s almost 2,000 pages. The law itself is only 300.
Admittedly I have yet to read the proposed regs, but I have never seen a regulation designed to facilitate creativity or freedom of movement; they are – almost by definition – designed to regulate, restrict, and strip away local control. We’ll see I guess.
When the regulations are six times as large as the law it purports to clarify, the word ”stifle” comes quickly to mind. Again I guess we’ll see.