EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress March 1, 2020

Lawmakers grill DeVos about 2021 budget proposal House appropriators grilled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a contentious Feb. 27 hearing. The Trump/DeVos budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, released earlier this month, would slash education funding by $6.1 billion—8.4 percent—compared to the amount Congress provided this year, which included significant increases in key programs like


NEA member briefs lawmakers on lunch shaming

NEA member Marcie Villanueva was deeply troubled when she witnessed a cashier take a child’s lunch, throw it away, and replace it with a cheese sandwich, an apple, and milk. “I saw that look of distress come over that child’s face, and the cashier’s face said she was uneasy as well,” says Villanueva. But the

Education News

Education Insider for May 12, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Approves Education Funding Bill Members of the House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, HHS, Education budget on May 8, which boosts education funding by 6 percent. The bill funds programs that affect individuals and families at every stage, from early childhood to retirement.  “With historic investments in programs that provide opportunities for