Statement from Dept. of Education on House Republicans Advancing Major Cuts to Education Funding

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 19, 2015

“At a time when America’s kids need more and better education to compete with their peers around the world, House Republicans have advanced a proposal that shortchanges students at every level—from pre-k through college—while stifling innovation and incorporating ideological riders that would block much-needed college accountability. Instead of investing in America’s future, their proposal would cut discretionary resources for education by $2.8 billion, a serious disservice to students, parents, and educators around the country. The President has proposed a common sense plan to reverse sequestration and fully pay for it, invest in our students and teachers, and reduce the deficit. Republicans in Congress should join us in that effort.”

Source: ed.gov