EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 16, 2020

Trump/DeVos budget slashes education funding The Trump/DeVos budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, released Feb. 10, would slash education funding by $6.1 billion—8.4 percent—compared to the amount Congress provided this year. Other budget lowlights include cutting and replacing key education programs with a block grant, robbing public schools of resources with yet another voucher scheme,

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Trump/DeVos budget slashes education funding

The Trump/DeVos budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, released Feb. 10, would slash education funding by $6.1 billion—8.4 percent—compared to the amount Congress provided this year. Lowlights include: Replacing Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) programs with a block grant. Funding for Title I, Title II, English-language learners, community schools, rural education, and more would be

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5 reasons Betsy DeVos should be fired

From the day she was announced as the nominee, educators have stood firmly against Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education due to her extreme lack of qualifications and horrible record in undermining public schools. In her three years as U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has focused on cutting education spending, championing school privatization, and weakening

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Educators score big end-of-year wins

NEA’s advocacy continues to make a difference for students and educators across the nation. And your activism and outreach to Members has been an integral part of that process. Last week’s legislative achievements are proof. Below are various funding highlights, but one of our biggest achievements is the full repeal of the 40 percent excise

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House votes to quadruple educator tax deduction and lift cap that cut school funding

House members passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (H.R. 5377), lifting the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for two years. The cap threatens states’ and local communities’ ability to adequately fund public education and other essential public services, robbing students of the opportunities they deserve for