“We adamantly oppose President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal to completely eliminate funding for Title II, Part A, the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program. Eliminating funding for this program, which was authorized in the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), will devastate state and school district budgets nationwide. If approved by Congress, this cut will hinder states’ and local school districts’ ability to implement ESSA plans with fidelity; curtail critical professional learning and leadership initiatives aimed at supporting teachers, school leaders and principals; and cause student learning to suffer unnecessarily.
We call on Congress to reject this shortsighted and damaging budget proposal by President Trump. Rather than eliminating funding for this crucial program, we urge Congress to restore the $294 million cut in the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act and provide funding at the full authorized level of $2.295 billion in FY 2018.”
American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)