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Conservatives Try to Salvage Education Legislation

Tuesday, 22 May 2001 12:00 AM

On Tuesday, conservatives in both chambers will renew their fight to include a voucher provision that would allow students in failing public schools to use tax dollars for private-school tuition.

Conservative House Republicans also will press for an amendment that would remove restrictions on how states spend federal education dollars. Democrats, however, call both proposals "deal killers."

While conservatives try to salvage their favorite education provisions, President Bush reportedly has warned them that he does not want to do anything that would risk bipartisan support for the legislation.

President Bush - although he agrees with conservatives' demands - apparently believes compromise is the only way to achieve his top legislative priority. But some conservatives say no bill is better than one that tilts to the liberal side.

Final approval of the education bills is expected later this week. As they stand now, the bills would require annual testing of students, and states and school districts would be held accountable for their performance.

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