EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 9, 2020

Trump administration targets state affiliates

Alice O’Brien, NEA’s general counsel, explains how a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule would force state affiliates to focus on complex, burdensome financial reporting requirements instead of fulfilling their core mission: advocating for students and educators. Read More and Take action


Cosponsor the Public Schools Week resolution

This year, Public Schools Week is February 24-28. The bipartisan, bicameral Public Schools Week resolution recognizes the importance of our nation’s public schools and honors those who work tirelessly to support and strengthen them. The House sponsors of the resolution are Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Sam Graves (R-MO); the Senate sponsors are Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jon Tester (D-MT). Urge your representatives to contact one of them and become a cosponsor. Take action

Tell senators to protect victims of unscrupulous colleges

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a resolution passed by the House that would uteacher undo the latest misguided policy of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: making it more difficult for students defrauded by unscrupulous colleges to cancel their federal student loan debt. Scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020, DeVos’ new “borrower defense rule” would put the burden of proof on students, impose unreasonable time limits, and end automatic loan relief for students whose colleges close before they graduate. Veterans, older students, students of color, students with disabilities, and students who are the first in their families to attend college are among those most likely to be affected. Take action

Cheers and Jeers

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced the SYLLABLE Act (H.R. 5764) to help establish and support high-quality dual language immersion programs in communities with large numbers of low-income families.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) condemned Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank’s decision to stop participating in a Florida voucher scheme that robs public schools of resources, calling it “a publicity stunt aimed at earning ‘wokeness’ points with the radical left.”

One response to “EdAction in Congress February 9, 2020

  1. We need a serious time limit on serving in office. After awhile you no longer understand the needs of real society and it’s people. Real people with honest money not gained from large corporations. But priority is to limit the amount of time to serve in public office. The old white man ways are destroying our country and constitutional values. Also black slaves played an extreme part in this countries growth and they need to be compensated. If we can compensate the white Jews we can compensate the kidnapping, torture, murder, brutality, and continuous, racial bigotry for a people who never asked to be here watching there loved ones sold off at an auction. This would set a precedent example that this behaviour will not be tolerated without consequences.

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