Education Groups Oppose Funding Authorization in HR5

2015-02-13 | , National Association of School Psychologists

Almost everyone can agree that a high quality education is central to reducing poverty, improving college graduation rates, reducing unemployment, and improving our economy.  However, there is disagreement about the level of investment that is needed to ensure a high quality public educaiton is availble for all students. See the full story, as reported by the Washington Post, here.

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently approved a bill that would significantly reduce Federal Investment in education. This bill locks in $1.7 billion in cuts as compared to FY2010 funding levels.  The National Center for Education Statistics projects that public school enrollment will increase by 2.2 million by 2022.  There is significant concern that these cuts will significantly reduce educational opportunities for our nation's children, especially those living in poverty.

*NASP is a member of the Committee for Education Funding

Bills

  1. HR 5: A bill to support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes.