Letter Sent to Senate in Preparation for ESEA Floor Debate

AFSA signed onto a joint letter with the National Coalition for Public Education and several other organizations opposing Portability and Vouchers in S. 1177, the Every Child Act. The letter was sent to the Senate in preparation for ESEA hitting the floor next Tuesday, July 7.


The letter begins with:


“Dear Senator:

The undersigned organizations write to express our strong opposition to the inclusion of any provision in S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, that would create or lead to a private school voucher. In particular, we oppose adding the CHOICE Act to this bill, which would create a private school voucher program for children living on military installations, transform Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding into a private school voucher, and expand the D.C. voucher. Our opposition also extends to any amendment that would make Title I funding portable by allowing the money to follow a child to that child’s public or private school.”


Read the full letter here