House education legislation would extend $1.3B in sequester cuts
- The Committee for Education Funding—a coalition of 112 national education associations and institutions ranging from birth to postgraduate education—sent a letter to lawmakers in protest of potential cuts to federal education funding proposed in Republican-backed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- The legislation, meant to reshape the No Child Left Behind law, passed the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and will likely pass the House, and it would set funding authorization for 2014 and the following five years at $22.85 billion.
- That funding amount would make the $1.3 billion in cuts made during the sequester permanent, and the legislation would additionally limit the federal government's role in K-12 education.
From the article:
... This approach to funding is different from the GOP legislation in the House on the National Defense Authorization Act, which set authorization levels for the military at pre-sequester levels.
Though the GOP education bill is not expected to become law, given that the Democratic-led Senate has very different legislation aimed at rewriting the No Child Left Behind law, critics are going full force to oppose it. ...
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