Posted In: Canonical Categories, ESEA/NCLB
by Brian Washington
We know that all students deserve great public schools, and we know that sometimes Congress needs a little push from us to do the right thing.
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Speak up! Let lawmakers know your thoughts about reauthorizing ESEA! Sign the petition and don’t let Congress Act without hearing from you!
After several failed attempts, Congress once again has the opportunity to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and we need to make sure they hear directly from educators about the appropriate supports and policies needed so that all students are provided an education that allows them to thrive in the 21st Century. This summer, we have the responsibility and opportunity to help Congress do just that.
Here is your chance to take the first step in helping protect our public schools. In the next 30 seconds, you can guarantee your voice will be heard.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to have a critical moment in the fight over ESEA to determine the appropriate federal role in education while still ensuring equity for students most in need. We are currently operating under the version of ESEA named No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and it’s critical to all educators, students and parents that the new law makes the right changes and improvements.
We need to ensure Congress knows the best improvements to make to ensure we give all our children the highest quality education. You can help make sure Congress does not misuse this chance to help our public schools by stealing funds away in the form of private school vouchers. And it’s high time that Congress ends its obsession with high-stakes, poor quality standardized tests. We cannot let Congress act without making our voices heard.
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