HR 2 - Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage - National Key Vote

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Title: Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides over $9 billion in federal grants to school districts that have a 40 percent poverty rate among the students.


  • Provides assistance to small and rural schools with enrollments under 600 and to larger schools with school age poverty rates of at least 20 percent.
  • Allows states to use at least 30 percent of federal funds to reward schools and district personnel for improvement in student performance.
  • Calls upon public schools to remain secular, neutral, and non-ideological in their use of Title I funds.
  • Permits students to transfer from a failing school to any public school located within their school district, unless state or local law prohibits it.
  • Appropriates $5 million to ensure women have equal educational and career opportunities.
  • Increases standards for hiring classroom aides while freezing the number who can be hired.