Education: Word of Mouth in America - Law-Makers with Sex on Their Minds Find Time for Teaching
Marcus, Jon, The Independent (London, England)
EDUCATION SCORED impressive gains in the US congressional session just completed, a session where there was little progress made on other fronts because of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Law-makers approved more than $1bn for 100,000 new teachers, $300m to improve teacher training and $260m for programmes to reduce illiteracy (recent tests found that 40 per cent of American eight year-olds do not read at a basic level). In all, more than $14bn was approved over the next five years in direct support of education. Higher education fared even better. Congress lowered the interest rate on loans for college and increased the amounts available for grants and the limits on money that …
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Publication information: Article title: Education: Word of Mouth in America - Law-Makers with Sex on Their Minds Find Time for Teaching. Contributors: Marcus, Jon - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 29, 1998. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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