The Capitol building at night

The Capitol building at night.

Perkins Act update is ok news

The Act has many good things in it, such as taking away some authority from the Secretary of Education and giving it to the states The Perkins Act was first passed as the Vocational Education Act of 1984 during the Reagan Administration When this current reauthorization of the Perkins Act expires in 2022, the amount of money appropriated by Congress will still be less than what it was 20 years earlier

First, the good news. Thirteen members of the House of Representatives are co-sponsoring a bi-partisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act, the main source of funding to the states for career and technical education. Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced the bill, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, at the end of June.