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Title: Ready to Teach Act of 2003
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
A vote to pass a bill that would improve the quality of the teachers in every classroom by using grants to fund preparation, training, and recruitment programs for teachers.
- Authorizing three types of teacher training grants of $300 million a year from fiscal year 2004 to fiscal year 2008.
- These grants include state grants to ensure proper preparation for teachers, partnership grants to allow a collaboration of groups to train teachers, and recruitment grants to enlist high-quality teachers.
- Institutions that serve minorities will be required to set up "centers of excellence" to train and recruit teachers.
- Extra measures to gauge the effectiveness of the grant-funded programs will be taken, including additional reporting requirements and accountability on the part of the participating states.