The US House & US Senate Education Committees have just released the text of the Conference-d "Every Student Succeeds Act," (ESSA) the long-overdue replacement to the "No Child Left Behind" Elementary & Secondary Education Act.
Great News...the ESSA contains multiple competitive grant funding programs for Civics, American History, Economics and Geography! This would restore much needed federal level funding for Civic Learning innovation and programs that would serve currently under-served school populations. Non profits would be eligible to apply for funding. The US House is expected to vote on the 'Every Student Succeeds Act' later This Week, the US Senate is expected to vote on the new 'ESSA' next week. Urgent Action needed Today: Please take a few minutes and call your member of the US House of Representatives TODAY on 202-225-3121 (if you are don't know who represents your congressional district, go to www.house.gov , enter your zip code in the upper right corner and your member's name and contact will be provided) when you call 202-225-3121 (the US Capitol switchboard) ask for your Congressperson's office; when you are transferred to your member's office, tell the person answering the phone that you are a constituent and you urge the Congressman/Congresswoman to vote YES on the "Every Student Succeeds Act," with its provisions for Civics, History, Economics and Geography. You do not need to speak with a particular person in your Member's Office, just leave your message with whoever answers the phone. Please, take the time, spend a dime and call your Congressperson TODAY...for the sake of the subjects we all care deeply about...make the call today and urge your Member of Congress to vote YES on the "Every Student Succeeds Act!"
If you have questions or concerns about this, please email me. Please take a few minutes and contact your House Member Today to urge they vote YES on the "Every Student Succeeds Act!" Thank You!! Ted
Ted McConnell Executive Director Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools 8555 16th St, Suite 500 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-850-7450 301-588-2049 (fax) 202-716-0077 (cell) www.civicmissionofschools.org