According to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), known experts in education policy and advocacy, Congress is facing many items in need of funding including but not limited to hurricane relief due to the devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, and Maria; DACA reform; tax reform; and expiring programs. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) limits the amount of defense and non-defense discretionary spending, which is completed through the appropriation process. Each year the caps decrease.
Education, like many programs, may be cut or eliminated to comply with the statutory limits for Fiscal Year 2018. A new budget deal must be completed to ensure that education and other programs serving our most vulnerable population are funded at an appropriate level. Your voice can make a difference. Please click on the following link to send a letter to your Senators and Representatives on this issue:
Note: Thank you to AACTE to providing these updates. NAPDS collaborates with AACTE on the dissemination of important issues related to policy and advocacy affecting school-university partnerships, K-12 education, and teacher education.