Federal Law Passed To Aid Vocational Education

1917

Congress passes the Smith-Hughes Act, which provides federal aid to the states to train high school teachers in vocational education and to pay their salaries. To obtain the funding, the states must match the federal grants on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Congress also authorizes the creation of the Federal Board of Vocational Education. Two years later, the board will be assigned the additional task of supervising the training of people with disabilities.