Detroit Free Press: Education law passes with Peters’ amendments

WASHINGTON – Legislation passed by the U.S. Senate today making changes to the No Child Left Behind education law included a pair of additions proposed by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.

Peters won approval of amendments that support funding of financial literacy programs for students and make it easier for federal funds to be used to pay for dual enrollment programs that let high school students receive college credit for certain courses.

The senator proposed the first change noting that financial literacy programs can help students and their parents make better decisions about saving for college, obtaining credit cards and managing their personal budgets.

“Poor financial choices can hurt an individual’s long-term chances for economic success and stability,” he said.

By:  Todd Spangler