Perkins Act Renewal Is Finished

Smallen, Jill; Mitchell, Charlie; Friel, Brian
July 2006
National Journal;7/29/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 30, p49
This article reports that the U.S. Congress this week was poised to send President George W. Bush a renewal of the Perkins Act, a popular $1.2 billion-a-year program that funds high school and college classes in carpentry, business administration, nursing, and other career-oriented fields. The long-stalled reauthorization, last approved in 1998, moved with bipartisan support over objections from the Bush administration, which wanted to eliminate the program and use the money to expand the reading-and-math-focused No Child Left Behind Act in high schools.


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