Congress Returns to Washington with Many Education Issues Still on Its Plate: With Midterm Elections Looming, K-12 Education Bills Are Expected to Be a Priority While Higher Education Takes a Back Seat
Jones, Joyce, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
If politicians and educators have anything in common, it's that both are judged by results.
In the past year, the 111th Congress has struggled to find ways to provide elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education the resources they need to increase student achievement and access to postsecondary education and, most recently, save jobs. With the economy and jobs topping voters' concerns, members of the House of Representatives left their districts in August to cast a rare recess vote on the Education lobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which is expected to save 161,000 education jobs nationally.
Although lawmakers have passed some significant pieces of legislation, there is much left …
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Publication information: Article title: Congress Returns to Washington with Many Education Issues Still on Its Plate: With Midterm Elections Looming, K-12 Education Bills Are Expected to Be a Priority While Higher Education Takes a Back Seat. Contributors: Jones, Joyce - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 27. Issue: 16 Publication date: September 16, 2010. Page number: 6. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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