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Invest in Public Education

It’s time for Congress to invest in the children who are the future of America.

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Urge your senators and representative to support the largest possible increases in education funding.

Tight budget controls severely constricted education funding for many years. As a result, ongoing education programs receive $8.3 billion less than they did a decade ago in inflation-adjusted terms. 

We urge Congress to help reverse this tragic trajectory by supporting increases in education funding. We also urge Congress to resist cutting or capping non-defense discretionary (NDD) funding in a manner that reduces education funding.  

In particular, we support increasing investments in schools with high poverty rates through Title I funding, in children with disabilities through IDEA, in full-service community schools, and in career and technical education. 

President Biden’s FY2024 budget proposal includes: 

  • $20.5 billion for Title I, a $2.2 billion increase 
  • $16.3 billion for IDEA, a $2.7 billion increase 
  • $368 million for Full-Service Community Schools, a $218 million increase 
  • $578 million to increase the number of school-based counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals in K-12 schools
  • $495 million for programs to recruit and retain educators
  • Increases the Pell grant maximum by $500