ERIC Number: EJ712771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-21
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Senate Rejects President's Call to Cut Early College Awareness Programs: Instead Votes to Provide an Extra $5 Billion for Education Programs
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n5 p6 Apr 2005
Advocates for minority-serving institutions and increased financial aid prevailed in one battle but lost another as Congress continues to send mixed signals on the prospect of more higher education funding next year. The Senate secured a major victory with a 51-49 vote rejecting President Bush's call for cuts in early college awareness programs, such as TRIO, and the outright elimination of GEAR UP and career education funding. With six Republicans joining 45 Democrats, the Senate instead voted to provide an extra $5.4 billion for education programs.
Descriptors: Presidents, Career Education, College Preparation, Minority Groups, Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Financial Support, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio