TITLE

Bills to Aid School Facilities Get Attention

AUTHOR(S)
Klein, Alyson
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Education Week;2/20/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 24, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a U.S. education bill introduced by Democratic Representative George Miller, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, intended to improve the quality of schools. The bill would use federal funds to raise student achievement, save school districts on energy costs, and create jobs. The article offers dissenting views of the Republican party, and discusses how the efficacy of the bill might be reduced by the Davis-Bacon Act, a federal law that could inflate wages.
ACCESSION #
31141038

 

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