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ERIC Number: EJ901314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Four Key Themes in Perkins III Reauthorization: A Political Analysis
Lakes, Richard D.
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v23 n1 p109-120 Fall 2007
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III) has been reauthorized in the first session of the 109th Congress, but not without strong opposition from the Bush Administration and allied neoconservative school reformers. This paper will detail four neoconservative rationales--modernization, competition, alignment, and accountability--that were used by the White House in shaping future career and technical education legislation to closely mirror the goals and objectives in the No Child Left Behind Act. Counter-arguments for each rationale will be provided in order to exhibit the contested terrain of policymaking as well as clarify the partisan politics and ideological convictions of stakeholders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001