Arlington, VA (Jan. 25, 2017) — The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) issued the following statement today in advance of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education:
With the growing importance of a postsecondary credential in today’s economy, it is critical that the federal government continues to invest in our nation’s public schools and their capacity to produce students who are college- and career-ready. After the 2008 recession, most states cut funding to both K-12 and postsecondary education—cuts from which many state educational systems have yet to recover. If the federal government follows suit, our nation’s students, and the businesses that rely on a well-educated and well-trained workforce, will suffer.
Before the HELP Committee votes on whether to confirm Ms. DeVos, NACAC urges committee members to consider the following priorities for education:
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