House to Vote on ESEA Re-authorization This Week
The House of Representatives will vote this week on The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – No Child Left Behind (ESEA-NCLB). The time is now for Congress to hear your voice, Take Action!
Congress needs to hear that PTA supports:
Safeguarding all family engagement provisions, modeled – in part – from the Family Engagement in Education Act.
Adequate authorization levels to support critically important programs.
The exclusion of any provision that would create or lead to a private school voucher, including Title I portability funding.
Providing access to well-rounded education curricula for all students.
Safeguarding and improving equity protections and dedicated funding streams for disadvantaged populations.
Developing ambitious, yet appropriate, state-driven accountability systems with growth and performance goals to replace Adequate Yearly Progress.
Guaranteeing that all students receive quality instruction from well-prepared teachers and pupil support personnel.
Improving state longitudinal data systems and sharing of student data.
Please take a moment to contact your Representative today and tell him or her to protect family engagement provisions in ESEA.