Please join Voices for Education and Congressman Raul Grijalva for a discussion on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (ESEA).
In July, the House of Representatives passed HR5 which among other things would cap funding for reducing class size and takes programs that are currently run by schools and the Department of Education and requires them to be run by the private sector.
Congressman Raul Grijalva sits on the US House Education and Workforce committee. He says, “This bill rolls back forty-five years of progress in giving disadvantaged and low-income children a good education. If we expect American students to succeed, in this country or in the global economy, our first priority has to be adequately funding their education. Instead, this bill makes almost gleefully destructive cuts in education funding and shifts taxpayer dollars to private entities.”