NSBA applauds passage of Career and Technical Education Act

NSBA applauds the bipartisan effort that has resulted in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE Act). Last reauthorized in 2006, the CTE Act is a vital source of federal support for our students, helping them gain the academic and practical skills they need for successful careers.

“We appreciate the modernization of this crucial piece of legislation that will expand college- and career-readiness opportunities for our public school students and strengthen both local and national economies,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director & CEO.

The leadership provided by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx and Ranking Member Robert “Bobby” Scott of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, was key to a law that fosters innovation, strengthens curricula, and forges meaningful partnerships among our school districts, institutions of higher education, and businesses. The work to bring about the bipartisan effort that will benefit many students was also the result of the tireless work of Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson and Raja Krishnamoorthi, Senators Mike Enzi and Bob Casey, as well as other members of Congress and their staff.

“We look forward to continued work on CTE as we develop recommendations for implementation and oversight of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” said Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., NSBA’s Chief Legal Officer and interim Chief Advocacy Officer.

Read our press release in its entirety here.


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