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CEF Honors Members of Congress for Work on Education Funding

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CEF Honors Members of Congress for Work on Education Funding

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Education groups from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25 to honor members of Congress who have worked during the 108th Congress to elevate the priority for education funding. Reps. David Obey (D-Wisconsin), Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia), Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) and Michael Castle (R-Delaware) were honored by the Committee for Education Funding at its Gala 2003 Awards Banquet.

"The promise of America ... is the promise that every child has the opportunity to get a first-rate education," said Rep. Van Hollen, who called the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act "irresponsible" and said that it would shortchange education.

Rep. Obey has successfully fought cuts in education funding and strongly supported multibillion dollar funding increases for new initiatives like classroom size reduction, affer-school centers, and school renovation as well as record increases for special education, Title I, and championed the creation of smaller schools. …

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