|Back to August Ed Reporter|
|NUMBER 187||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||AUGUST 2001|
NEA's Lobbying Goals Include Universal Preschool
Lobbying priorities for FY 2002 also include spending increases for Title I, class size reduction, and before- and after-school programs; full funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and increased funding for modernizing school facilities.
The NEA noted as a "significant bipartisan victory" the "historic" $6.5 billion (18%) increase in education funding for FY 2001, and expressed support for "an overall increase of $14 billion for education and related programs for 2002." The union rejoiced over the rejection of voucher provisions to the ESEA reauthorization bill (H.R. 1) and called for passage of gun-control and hate crimes legislation.
Source: Advancing NEA's Legislative Program, July 2001