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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