Letters and Correspondence
Letter: Our Support for the Keeping Our Promises to America’s Children and Teachers Act
On May 2nd, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Susie Lee (D-NV) in support of their Keeping Our Promises to America’s Children and Teachers (PACT) Act (S. 1172/H.R. 2315.)D
Excerpt from the Letter: As the bill states, children are our nation’s greatest treasure and future and ensuring that every child has an equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education should be one of our top priorities. Part A, Title I of theElementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as well as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) special education grants serve our nation’s neediest students and work to narrow the education gap hat exists in our country. Unfortunately, funding for these programs consistently falls woefully short of meeting the true needs of these students.