Ch. 17

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  1. vouchers
    Certificates issued by the government that may be applied toward the cost of attending private or other public schools.
  2. charter schools
    Semi-public schools that have open admission but may also receive private donations to increase the quality of education.
  3. Clean Air Act of 1970
    The law that established national primary and secondary standards for air quality in the United States. A revised version was passed in 1990.
  4. global warming
    The increase in global temperatures due to carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
  5. Medicare
    The federal program established during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration that provides medical care to elderly Social Security recipients.
  6. Medicaid
    A government program that subsidizes medical care for the poor.
  7. No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
    Education reform passed in 2002 that employs high standards and measurable goals as a method of improving American education.
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