Your DGB for today is contact your Senator and Delegate asking that they not support expanding additional funds to private and religious schools.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed House Bill 610, which supports a voucher system that children ages 5-17 can use at any school, public or private. Here are some other things that this bill proposes to repeal:
Elementary and Education Act of 1965: the nation's educational law that provides equal opportunity in education and covers everything from gifted and talented students to rural education and education for the homeless.
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act: passed by President Obama, which requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk in school meals. It also reduces the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in school meals and meets children's nutritional needs within their caloric requirements.
In addition, the bill fails to mention the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) . These laws secure services to children with disabilities throughout the nation and help ensure they will receive equitable instruction.
Please contact your representative and ask them to vote NO on House Bill 610 (HR 610). Our children’s future is counting on you.