Support improving higher education programs and student aid
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which governs federal student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, oversight of teacher preparation programs, and much more, is long overdue. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, has introduced the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), which would help educate and prepare the teachers that students need, improve loan forgiveness programs for educators, and take other crucial steps to strengthen post-secondary education and make it accessible to more students.
However, while the House is considering legislation to update the HEA, action is lacking in the U.S. Senate.
Email your representatives and urge them to reinvest in colleges and universities by supporting the College Affordability Act.
Email your senators and urge them to follow the House of Representatives’ lead by acting now to overhaul the Higher Education Act.