Urgent-House ESEA "Dear Colleague" Your Help Needed!
The US Senate Elementary & Secondary Education Act re-authorization Bill (ESEA...'Every Child Achieves Act") contains important provisions benefiting American History, Civics, Economics and Geography, including competitive grant funding for these subjects. The House and Senate Bills now go to a Conference (after Labor Day) to iron out the differences in the two Chamber's ESEA re-authorization Bills.The House ESEA re-authorization Bill (HR 5) does not contain any provisions for these critical subjects. We are launching a 'Dear Colleague' Campaign to ask the House Conferees to agree to the Senate language for these subjects.
Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) are the lead co-sponsors of this 'Dear Colleague' Campaign. They have sent an email letter to all Members of the US House of Representatives, asking that they sign onto a 'Dear Colleague' to the House Conferees, asking they agree to the Senate language for our subjects. Copies of the e-letter from Mr. Ross and Mr. Cicilline and the 'Dear Colleague' are attached.
Act now and visit the NCSS Action Center to send your request to your membeer of the House today.