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We Need Your Help Today to Stop Education Cuts!

Will you join the fight to protect public education?  The potential picture is frightening:

  • Services cut or eliminated for more than nine million students
  • Title I, special education, and Head Start slashed
  • Class sizes ballooning
  • After-school programs gone
  • Programs for our most vulnerable – homeless students, English Language Learners, and high-poverty, struggling schools decimated
  • Financial aid for college students slashed
  • Over 80,000 education jobs lost – at early childhood, elementary and secondary, and postsecondary levels. 

This is not what our students deserve and it is not what our nation needs for economic recovery and global competitiveness.  Yet, unless Congress stops the impending “sequester” cuts and instead implements a balanced approach to deficit reduction, this bleak picture will become reality.  Unfortunately, Congress continues to head down the wrong path, the House passed legislation that would protect defense programs from sequester cuts, but force even deeper cuts in education and other non-defense programs. 

Now is the time to make our voices heard.  We need to tell Congress that education and other critical programs cannot continue to bear the brunt of deficit reduction.   We need to demand a balanced approach – one that protects the middle class and asks the top two percent of earners in this nation to pay their fair share.   The choice is stark: Congress can protect students and their education, or it can continue to coddle the wealthiest two percent and corporations that ship jobs overseas. 

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