Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Announcement from Voices For Education No Child Left Behind Town Hall at The Loft Cinema:
No Child Left Behind Town Hall
Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30pm
Admission Free! / Space is limited, and tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Presented by Voices for Education.
In July, the House of Representatives passed HR5 which among other things would cap funding for reducing class size and takes programs that are currently run by schools and the Department of Education and requires them to be run by the private sector.
Congressman Raul Grijalva sits on the US House Education and Workforce committee. He says, "This bill rolls back forty-five years of progress in giving disadvantaged and low-income children a good education. If we expect American students to succeed, in this country or in the global economy, our first priority has to be adequately funding their education. Instead, this bill makes almost gleefully destructive cuts in education funding and shifts taxpayer dollars to private entities."