Legislative Action Center
In Support of Common Issues and Public Education
Senate begins ESEA Reauthorization work
A serious effort to reauthorize ESEA is fully underway in the 114th Congress. The Senate is poised to act first, and Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) have both delivered remarks noting the need to fix the broken No Child Left Behind law and outlining their broad principles for reauthorization. Chairman Alexander released this week a “discussion” draft — NEA is reviewing.
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Issues for the 114th Congress:
- Child Nutrition
- DREAMers/Immigration Reform
- Education Funding
- Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
- Higher Education/Student Loans