CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on the fiscal year 2018 spending bill approved by the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies:
“We thank the members of the House Subcommittee for their work and proposed $100-million increase for Title IV funding.
“While this is an encouraging step, the proposed funding is only a portion of what is needed to ensure robust investment in modernizing America’s learning environments. Too many students and schools nationwide do not have adequate 21st century resources to succeed. That should not be the case.
“We are also disappointed by the bill’s elimination of funding for Title II in the Every Student Succeeds Act. These funds directly support and enable professional learning opportunities for educators and school leaders.
“As the full Congress continues its 2018 budget discussions, we urge appropriators to provide the full $1.6 billion for Title IV and fund Title II. These investments are a commitment to the future of our students and country.”