State and Local Funding Flexibility Act Compromises Vulnerable Students
The House Education and the Workforce Committee is considering legislation that would dilute the federal government’s role in protecting funding for the most vulnerable students. In doing so, the State and Local Funding Flexibility Act (H.R. 2445) compromises their civil rights and violates the core values that are the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Despite its good intentions, the State and Local Funding Flexibility Act includes loopholes allowing the diversion of already scarce resources for vulnerable populations to totally different purposes. As a result, this misguided “flexibility” would undermine the spirit and intent of the original ESEA by narrowing protections for the very students it was designed to protect.
Take Action Today: Remind Congress about the core values reflected in the original ESEA. Urge the House to reject “flexibility” proposals that undermine the federal government’s role in targeting resources to those most in need.