Published: 9-11-2011, 13:39

Vocational Education Act of 1963 - American Education

A federal law that called for expansion of existing high school vocational education programs, the creation of new ones and the creation of workstudy programs available for full-time vocational education students. Unfortunately, the act remained underfunded for two decades and had little effect on vocational education in the United States until 1984, when Congress passed the Perkins Vocational Education Act, which provided more than $800 million in grants to the states for vocational education. By 2002, the total had grown to more than $461.8 billion. In 2006, however, President George W. Bush eviscerated the program temporarily by slashing $12.7 billion from student loan subsidies.

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