Letters and Correspondence
Letter: Our Support for the Keeping Our Promises to America’s Children and Teachers Act
Dear Senator Van Hollen and Representative Lee,
I am writing on behalf of First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal budget and policy decisions, to thank you for introducing the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act (Keep Our PACT Act, H.R. 2315).
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.