H.R.3021 - 21st Century High-Performing Public School Facilities Act

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State educational agencies for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: 21st Century High-Performing Public School Facilities Act as introduced.
  • Short: 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act as reported to house.
  • Short: 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act as passed house.
  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State educational agencies for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities, and for other purposes. as amended by house.
  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants and low-interest loans to local educational agencies for the construction, modernization, or repair of public kindergarten, elementary, and secondary educational facilities, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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zjfelling 09/10/2008 5:27pm

I cannot support this bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that this bill would cost $20.26 billion over 4 years; wouldn’t this money be better served as scholarships for children in poverty. The scholarships would allow parents to choose if they would like to send their child to a private school. This would ease the strain put on public schools by decreasing the student population. We all know that students learn better in smaller classes, and this would also mean that schools would not have to spend as much money. Also, the measure in this bill that states that American Steel must be used is in effect a subsidy and will increase the already cash-deficient public school system. Instead of pumping more money into public education, we should be creating conditions for competition to exist amongst schools.

rbenech 06/03/2008 1:20pm

Support for this bill is complicated, I would prefer to have individual communities or states pay for the educational system they have, but the environmental obligations for creating a sustainable education system are shared by all. We MUST NOT ALLOW THESE FUNDS TO BE TIED TO EDUCATION CONTENT. As ALWAYS, federal programs are BAD where a local or state program could do better. However, if this will act as an incentive to include “green” thinking in any proposed local or state program, I’m all for it!

newactivst 06/10/2008 7:09pm
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This bill would be GREAT for our economy and environment. You can’t go wrong with this one, we would be improving the educational environment for our children, providing jobs, and saving energy. Anyone who votes against this bill should be voted out of office.


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