Federal Legislation Impacting Agricultural Education and Extension - Era I. Precursors. Burkett-Pollard Bill (NE) (1906) sought federal aid for the teaching of agriculture in normal (teacher training) schools Clay-Livingston Bill (GA) - 1907
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Tidbit: Since the person (Charles Prosser) who wrote the bill was Director of the National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education, the word promotion might allude to this organization
Tidbit: State supervisors of each vocational subject were given authority over the teacher trainers. Federal level
supervisors checked the qualifications and approved of the
hiring of teacher educators. Many universities became very dependent upon federal funds to pay vocational teacher educators. When this funding was abolished it created shock waves in many states and institutions of higher education.