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CTBA Supports Equity and Excellence in American Education Act

Washington, DC—November 17, 2015 Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) introduced the Equity and Excellence in American Education Act to provide schools with the resources needed to provide each and every child with a high-quality education, and to encourage state governments and local school districts to partner with the federal government to adequately fund America’s public schools.

“For far too long, we have been viewing our education system through an inaccurate lens: equality. Equality uses a static, one-size-fits-all approach instead of focusing on the unique needs of each and every student. It is high time our education system works for ALL children in the United States,” said Congressman Honda.

“There is one core belief shared by Americans that transcends both political affiliation and ideological world view: the circumstances of one’s birth shouldn’t dictate the limits of what he or she can be. There is no better way to make this shared belief reality than ensuring every child in every state can walk into their local public school and receive a high quality, academically rich and rigorous education. For too many American children, however, that opportunity simply doesn’t currently exist. That is why my bipartisan organization heartily supports the Equity and Excellence in American Education Act being proposed by Congressman Honda. This crucial legislation, which builds on the recommendations of the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission, takes the type of evidence-based and best practices approach to investing in public education needed to ensure every child in America receives a meaningful opportunity to learn,
and develop the skills required to attend college, be economically competitive and participate actively in our democracy.” – Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

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