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

Jesse Jackson, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (404-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Ready to Teach Act of 2003

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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.

  • 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


  • Phil Gingrey (GA - R) (Out Of Office)


  • John A. Boehner (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. 'Pat' Tiberi (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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