EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress January 19, 2020

House rebukes DeVos plan to protect predatory for-profit colleges Betsy DeVos’ attempts to protect predatory for-profit colleges that have defrauded students—and to sabotage students’ ability to get debt relief from the federal government—hit a major roadblock in the U.S. House on Thursday. By a 231 to 180 vote, the House passed a resolution to block DeVos’

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Share your story to build support for rebuilding schools

The new year brings a new push in Congress to modernize America’s infrastructure, including our public schools. The average public school building is 44 years old. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the condition of America’s 100,000 public school buildings an overall grade of D+. But statistics aren’t enough to make the case for what

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House rebukes DeVos plan to protect predatory for-profit colleges

By Mary Ellen Flannery Betsy DeVos’ attempts to protect predatory for-profit colleges that have defrauded students—and to sabotage students’ ability to get debt relief from the federal government—hit a major roadblock in the U.S. House on Thursday. By a 231 to 180 vote, the House passed a resolution to block DeVos’ efforts to gut protections

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress January 12, 2020

Tell your representatives to support the College Affordability Act The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), has cleared the House Education and Labor Committee and is headed to the floor. NEA supports the bill and successfully advocated for expanding eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness to include adjunct and

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Tell Congress we need to rebuild America’s schools

It’s been nearly a year since NEA President Lily Eskelsen García helped call attention to the pressing need to modernize public schools and the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (S. 266/H.R. 865) passed out of the House Education and Labor Committee. The average public school building is 44 years old. The American Society of Civil Engineers