TASH Joins The Leadership Conference Urging Education Equity in ESEA Reauthorization

TASH joins The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 46 national organizations to urge education equity in Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization.

Chairman John Kline‘s (R-MN) Student Success Act undermines important federal protections for our nation’s students, particularly children of color, children living in poverty, children with disabilities, homeless, foster, and migrant children children in the juvenile justice system, children still learning English, and Native children. For specific information about the concerns, read the H.R. 5 opposition letter created by the The Leadership Conference, here.

Also, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the new Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, recently released a draft bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), called the “Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015.”

Senator Alexander’s draft bill severely weakens key measures in current law that support students with disabilities to be able to achieve to their greatest potential. Read TASH’s action alert here.

TASH continues to work with coalitions and partners to keep our members informed and empowered on this important legislation.