CONGRESS HEADS INTO AUGUST RECESS – CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS WHILE THEY ARE HOME!
Congress embarks on a month-long recess beginning Friday with significant work remaining to be done on funding,ESEA and a host of issues important to educators and students when they return for a mere nine legislative days in September. August provides a great opportunity to make use of senators’ and representatives’ time back in home. Share what is happening in your communities as the new school year begins, and urge them to take action on getting ESEA reauthorization right.
URGE SENATORS TO GET ESEA REAUTHORIZATION RIGHT
NEA strongly opposed the version of ESEA reauthorization passed by the House, the so-called “Student Success Act” (H.R. 5). Now, it’s up to the Senate to move forward. The HELP Committee approved a partisan measure, S. 1094, earlier this year. NEA’s message is that it’s time to provide more flexibility, empower educators, and focus on ESEA’s original promise of equity and fairness for students. That message resonates powerfully, especially when it comes from those who know best: classroom teachers and education support professionals.
TAKE ACTION TODAY! – Tell your Senators to get ESEA reauthorization right.
TELL CONGRESS NO MORE CUTS IN EDUCATION FUNDING
Congress adjourns on Friday for a month-long recess, leaving just nine legislative days to resolve the budget stalemate before October 1, when FY 2014 begins. The NEA-supported Senate budget would preserve federal funding for education, provide new revenue, and help create jobs; the NEA-opposed House budget would slash funding even more for education and healthcare for kids. Keep the pressure on and tell Congress, “No more cuts to kids and education!”
TAKE ACTION TODAY! – Tell Congress to protect education funding.