Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services. This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms.
The federal government’s deadline to fund the government for the next year is Dec. 8, 2017. If you would like the United States to have a strong economy powered by a well-educated workforce that can compete on the global stage, then stand with four million parents, teachers, students and community leaders as we demand that Congress #STOPCutsToClassrooms and invest more than 2% in public education before the next fiscal year 2018.
What Can You Do as a PTA Advocate to STOP Cuts to Classrooms
- Take Action: Send a letter to your members of Congress requesting that more than 2% of the federal budget be reserved for public education
- Join the Conversation and Spread the Word: Join other education advocates in Funding Fridays on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to raise awareness that 2% of federal funding for public education is inadequate (Social Media Toolkit)
Press Statements on Federal Investments in Education