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Introduced in Senate (02/28/2001)

Education for Democracy Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise and reauthorize requirements for Civic Education.

Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to or contracts with: (1) the Center for Civic Education (CCE) to carry out civic education activities under the We the People... The Citizen and the Constitution program and The Project Citizen program, and under Cooperative Educational Exchange programs; and (2) the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) to carry out economic education activities under Cooperative Educational Exchange programs.

Revises requirements for CCE implementation of the We the People... The Citizen and the Constitution program and The Project Citizen program.

Sets forth requirements for the Cooperative Educational Exchange programs of civic education by CCE and economic education by NCEE. Makes eligible for such programs Central and Eastern European counties, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the independent states of the former Soviet Union. Allows program eligibility also for the Republic of Ireland, the province of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, and any developing country as defined under the Education for the Deaf Act.

Amends the Goals 2000: Educate America Act to repeal provisions for an International Education Program.