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Federal Vouchers Bill Unlikely to Advance

Mar 07, 2017

Many education advocates have expressed concern about a federal bill, H.R. 610, that would implement a nationwide voucher system and repeal nutrition standards for school lunches. However, NEA leadership is recommending our members not give undue attention to the bill, but remain vigilant about the threats that a Trump/DeVos administration mean for public schools nationwide.

NEA legislative analysts and lobbyists believe that H.R. 610, introduced in January by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), has no momentum behind it and is not a real threat to advance. They are recommending our members avoid giving the bill or its author undue attention - instead keeping our collective attention focused on far greater threats.  Read More