First fiscal cliff averted, but another cliff looms.
Tag: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid
Education and elected leaders speak out against Michigan’s right-to-work law and the harm it will cause to the middle class
By Mary Ellen Flannery/photo courtesy of Nazareth College Just two weeks before some student loan interest rates are scheduled to double, leading Senate Democrats called on students, parents, educators, and others to keep up the pressure on Congress to take action. “You can’t stop now,” exhorted Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), sponsor of the Student Loan … Continued
by Tim Reed/photo above by NEA intern Kate Jeszeck Hundreds of students, including a number of NEA interns, visited Capitol Hill yesterday as part of Campus Progress’ Student Debt Day, to lobby their Senators on the looming student loan interest rate increase. If congress does not act by July 1st, the interest rate on federally subsidized … Continued
Check out a quick cut-down of video from the speech and a roundup of quotes from politicians and policy makers.
Billions cut from public education, but $300 million being mulled for failed vouchers
‘Our fight to reclaim our democracy is energized, not over.’
No single person was more responsible than Harry Reid when the U.S. Senate in August passed an education jobs bill to prevent class sizes from ballooning, stave off the elimination of school subjects such as arts, music and languages, and keep 161,000 educators in our schools î º all while reducing the national deficit.
NEA state affiliate presidents travel to Capitol Hill for the education jobs fund.
Harry Reid at Netroots Nation. What is the Senate doing about the education bill?