House committee backs historic increase in education funding

On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee approved an historic investment in our nation’s students, educators and schools. Overall, U.S. Department of Education funding would increase by 41 percent next year. Key elements of the bill include a $19.5 billion increase for Title I programs, a $400 increase in the maximum Pell Grant, a $3.1 billion boost for special education, and $443 million for full-service community schools—far above the $30 million provided this year. The bill is expected to go to the floor in late July.

Urge your senators and representative to support the education funding levels for FY2022 approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

10 responses to “House committee backs historic increase in education funding

  1. Every 2 years we make our way up to Carson City to encourage our senators to vote to send more money to our schools, our students, and our educators. This year we were blessed to have something more than a nickel dropped in our bucket, but still our classrooms are filled with students sitting on the floor, not enough books to go around and nothing being done about our class sizes. Some of our support professionals are at or below the poverty level and are trying to make ends meet by working 2-3 jobs. I ask you to approve the plan that President Biden has in place to send more money to our schools. Thank you

  2. I have taught in schools where the windows rattle with the wind and water from the boiler seeped into the classroom. If adults would not like to learn in these rooms, why should we expect young children to do so?

  3. The GOP is anti-education, and has been since Reagan was Governor in CA. What makes me even angrier that the ignorant, greedy stance of the GOP regarding education, is the apparent assumption that I am too stupid to see what my ex-party is doing.

    Yes, there are, always have been, and always will be, improvements needed in education. But the major problem comes not from my profession (teacher, administrator) but from my ex-party (GOP.) If the politicians truly support education, we can all get on with the improvements.

    The GOP wants only enough education for most citizens to provide them with a cheap labor force and cannon fodder.

  4. Read my book before you pass the funding because education itself need to change. Look up my book this way, The Wrong Way by Mark R. Gaebler. Please, you need to read it!

    1. Education has always needed changes, and always will. But back when GW was President, my husband and I heard him say ‘You can’t fix education by throwing money at it.’ My husband, NOT a teacher, immediately commented ‘Well, you can’t fix it by taking money away from it either.’

      If the politicians would take a supporting role for the education profession, truly work with education to find the best compromises and solutions feasible, rather than using education as a way to save money and get even with Democrats, we could find many of the solutions.

      I was a centrist, registered Republican until 2020. I finally realized that the GOP has lost all morality or wish to govern, threw up my hands, and became a centrist, registered Democrat who will not vote for a single candidate with an R after his/her name, regardless of election level or previous support. We need a replacement party; the GOP/party of trump belongs in the ash can of history, along with the Know Nothings of an earlier age.

  5. Isn’t it time we invest in our future and do the right thing by properly funding our educational system? Please support this funding!

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