EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 23, 2020

Make higher education more affordable and accessible    Members of the NEA Board of Directors met with lawmakers earlier this month and urged them to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) and address the urgent need to make college more affordable and accessible. The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), a comprehensive reauthorization of the law,

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Make higher education more affordable and accessible

Members of the NEA Board of Directors met with lawmakers earlier this month and urged them to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) and address the urgent need to make college more affordable and accessible. The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), a comprehensive reauthorization of the law, cleared the House Education and Labor Committee but

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,

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 9, 2020

Trump administration targets state affiliates Alice O’Brien, NEA’s general counsel, explains how a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule would force state affiliates to focus on complex, burdensome financial reporting requirements instead of fulfilling their core mission: advocating for students and educators. Read More and Take action   Cosponsor the Public Schools Week resolution This

Higher Education

Tell senators to protect victims of unscrupulous colleges

Updated February 14, 2020 The Senate is expected to vote later this month on a House-passed resolution to undo the latest misguided policy of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: making it more difficult for students defrauded by unscrupulous colleges to cancel their federal student loan debt. Scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020, DeVos’ new “borrower