Silver Spring, MD – ACTE and Advance CTE released the following joint statement in response to the passage of H.R. 2353, as amended by the Senate, reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).
“We thank both the House and Senate for their hard work and commitment to create a bipartisan Perkins reauthorization bill.
“Should the bill be signed into law by President Trump, we look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative language and intent are clear to states and locals and that these federal resources are dedicated to specifically advancing Career Technical Education (CTE). This includes a commitment to ensure that every learner who chooses to participate in CTE has access to a high-quality program of study and is prepared for both postsecondary education and thriving careers. In addition, the new legislation should not impose on states and locals burdensome administrative requirements.
“As the CTE community looks towards implementation of this new law, it will take the full CTE stakeholder community—including state leaders, educators, administrators, policymakers and employers—working together to set the expectations high and provide the vision, supports and resources to ensure robust and high-quality CTE programs of study. Again, we thank both the Senate and House for their tireless efforts to reauthorize Perkins in a bipartisan manner.”