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House Passes Bush Education Plan

December 13, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed President Bush’s broad education plan that would require millions of students to take annual reading and math tests. For the first time, the scores could affect how much federal funding schools get and how they spend it.

The 381-41 vote gave Bush a bipartisan victory on what he has said was the top item on his domestic agenda. Senate passage was expected next week, which would allow Bush to sign it before Christmas.

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