The Keep Our Pact Act (S. 1202/H.R. 2715) would create a mandatory 10-year path to fully funding both the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act—critical programs for the students most in need.
Title I, first passed 58 years ago as part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty, provides financial help to high-poverty schools and districts using statutory formulas based on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
Congress promised to pay 40 percent of the excess costs of special education services when IDEA was first passed 48 years ago, but has never come close; the federal share is now less than 14 percent.
Email your members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor and support the Keep Our PACT Act.