House approves cuts to education programs
| Feb 24, 2011
Federal aid for programs that support literacy, as well as the teaching of STEM education, foreign languages, and American history, are among many to be cut or zeroed out altogether under legislation approved this weekend by the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is by no means the final word, however. President Barack Obama has already signaled that he would veto the bill, which was approved on a nearly party-line vote in the House on February 19. Democrats still control the U.S. Senate and have made clear they're not prepared to go along with the cuts put forward by the House. To learn more, read the full article by Erik Robelen in the Curriculum Matters section of the Education Week website.