Key Votes

HR 2211 - Ready to Teach Act of 2003 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Lois Capps voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (404-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Ready to Teach Act of 2003

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that would improve the quality of the teachers in every classroom by using grants to fund preparation, training, and recruitment programs for teachers.

Highlights:
  • Authorizing three types of teacher training grants of $300 million a year from fiscal year 2004 to fiscal year 2008.
  • These grants include state grants to ensure proper preparation for teachers, partnership grants to allow a collaboration of groups to train teachers, and recruitment grants to enlist high-quality teachers.
  • Institutions that serve minorities will be required to set up "centers of excellence" to train and recruit teachers.
  • Extra measures to gauge the effectiveness of the grant-funded programs will be taken, including additional reporting requirements and accountability on the part of the participating states.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Ready to Teach Act of 2003

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