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Action Alert: Education funding is in serious danger

This funding is very important.  It will help save jobs and put more money immediately into struggling local economies. It will also reduce pressure on state budgets so more cuts to important programs can be avoided.

The Nelson-Collins amendment would cut one-half of the funds allocated for:

  • Flexible funds to local school districts ($39 billion) 
  • Special education/IDEA ($6.8 billion)
  • Title I  ($6.5 billion)
  • Head Start ($1 billion)
  • Teacher Quality grants ($50 million)

These cuts would undermine the intent of the economic recovery package to take pressure off state budgets stretched to their limits and infuse critically needed resources immediately into local communities.

Tell Members of the Senate to VOTE NO on the Nelson-Collins amendment and to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with the education funding intact.