Educators in Virginia have long advocated for increased education spending and expanding health coverage for families across the Commonwealth.
Indications are that the Senate GOP leadership’s health care plan will result in up to 16.5 million children losing their health care coverage.
Under a GOP proposal to slash Medicaid, millions of children will lose medical coverage. That will mean more barriers to learning for already vulnerable students, say educators.
“The Senate Democratic budget shows a real commitment to returning to solid fiscal footing without jeopardizing the important economic gains made during the past four years and asks the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share.” High school math teacher and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
Congressional Republican leaders are demanding deep cuts in education, medical care and other vital services for children, seniors, the poor
Educator union leaders shared their stories with lawmakers and asked them to stand for Kids, Not Cuts in the budget battle.
“It makes no sense to rob Peter to pay Paul, especially when Peter is a five-year-old.”
NEA and labor partners launch new campaign to protect students, and programs many families rely on.
New nonpartisan study: Romney/Ryan Medicaid proposal would create major gap in health care coverage, with no alternative in place
Education, budget proposals place budget-cutting burden on hard-hit children, families.