What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : H.R. 2211. Teacher Training/Protest Vote Against Republican Tactics of Failing to Provide the Level of Education Funding Authorized by Congress. (2003 house Roll Call 338)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 2211. Teacher Training/Protest Vote Against Republican Tactics of Failing to Provide the Level of Education Funding Authorized by Congress.
house Roll Call 338     Jul 09, 2003
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The goal behind this legislation was to improve the quality of public school instruction by instituting a stricter standard for measuring the effectiveness of college and university teacher training programs. While members from both parties supported the goal of the legislation, Progressives voted against the rule governing debate on the bill based on their objections to the Bush Administration's failure to fully-fund education programs authorized by Congress. President Bush's No Child Left Behind initiative, Progressives pointed out, received $8 billion less than the amount that Congress had authorized for education funding in the previous two congressional sessions. In the view of Progressives, the Republican strategy of authorizing large sums of money for education but failing to appropriate that money was an underhanded attempt to deceive the American public. The rule governing debate on the underlying teacher training measure, the subject of this vote, was adopted 252-170 and the measure passed overwhelmingly later in the day on a 404-17 vote.

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