House Approves Perkins Reauthorization
Bush Plan to Zero Out Vocational Education Funding Lacks Support
Bucking a White House plan to halt the flow of federal dollars to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, the Republican-led House last week overwhelmingly passed a bill to reauthorize the popular law.
The bipartisan measure sailed through the House on May 4 by a vote of 416-9. In March, the Senate approved a similar bill, 99-0.
“I am hopeful that [this action] will forever put an end to this idea of the administration that it is somehow going to zero out this legislation, or that it is going to take this money for some other initiative,” said Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education...
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