I like the idea of improving career and technology education. If they'd have stopped there I would probably support this. But as presented my vote is nay. There are a couple of things in particular that concern me, primarily more state control with less oversight or attention to establishing and meeting metrics. This is basically outsourcing to the states decisions that should fall under the purview of the Department of Education. Such a strategy raises real concerns about uniform quality of education for all students from state to state. Beyond that, considering current Secretary of Education DeVos' history of undermining public education as well as the agency she now heads any move she supports must be viewed with the deepest suspicion. I think it might go something like this. Step one: turn control over to the states and relinquish oversight. Step two: cut promised funding, which leads to states cutting services when they are unable to replace the federal funding they were relying on. Step three: private technology schools pop up everywhere to fill the gap which are completely free from government oversight and only available to those who can afford them. Step four: as more and more of the work intended for the Department of Education is diverted to the states and others the agency loses relevance and is eventually eliminated. I believe this bill to be but an opening volley by the GOP in a long game strategy intent upon promoting elitism by destroying public education in America and in the process the fabric of this nation. Improve vocational education, but not with this bill.