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ERIC Number: EJ759438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-23
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Vocational Education's New Job: Defend Thyself--Supporters Hope Congress Will Deflect Budget Knife
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v24 n24 p1, 18 Feb 2005
When educators from across the country, and even other nations, are looking for ideas on how to blend career and technical training with demanding academics, their search often takes them to this rural pocket of southern Delaware, the home of Sussex Technical High School. Fifteen years after overhauling its mission, this school framed by fields and farmhouses has seen its test scores rise, its enrollment climb, and the local businesses that once lamented its poorly skilled graduates help shape its classes. Like many other vocational-themed programs, the school relies primarily on state and local money to operate, but it also receives federal funding under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act--about $250,000 a year. Now that flow of federal cash and similar aid to career-oriented schools nationwide is in doubt, President Bush is proposing to eliminate the entire $1.3 billion federal vocational program in his fiscal 2006 budget. This article discusses the impact of the proposed budget cuts in federal vocational programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001