Tonight at 9pm (eastern), President Obama will outline his goals for the country in the upcoming year in his second State of the Union address.
Of the many topics to be discussed, it is expected that the President will call for continued investment in education programs. If the President does indeed call for more funding and increased focus on education programs, he will clash with House Republicans who have vowed to cut the U.S. Department of Education by as much as 30 percent.
Education funding is expected to be one of the more contentious issues this Congress with some calling for the dismantling and defunding of the U.S. Department of Education and others calling for an increased investment in education programs.
One way CEC is bracing for this debate is by collecting REAL examples of budget cuts that are happening now across the nation, impacting children and youth with disabilities and the professionals who work on their behalf. Share your story and become part of CEC’s advocacy strategy!
Don’t just watch the President’s State of the Union address tonight at 9pm (eastern) – participate in the White House’s online discussion after the address with key education staff directly from the White House.