It seems you can’t turn on the TV, or look at the internet without hearing about the countdown to Sequestration, the DC name for $85 billion dollars of across the board budget cuts. If Congress and the Administration fail to act, the US Dept. of Education will lose $2.5 billion dollars on March 1. We need you to speak out today!
Cuts will mean Job Losses
According to CEC and CASE members, districts have made several cuts over the last few years and thus, sequestration is most likely to mean job cuts. IDEA is projected to lose $600 million in the next seven months. Districts will see reduced amounts in their July 1 allocations, thus this cut will impact the 2013-2014 school year.
According to recently released information from the White House, states will face crippling budget cuts in many areas, including education, if sequestration moves forward.
We need your help!
Do 2 things – (1) send a letter to your members of Congress and share your concerns directly with them. It’s easy! Click here and use our Legislative Action Center – all you have to know is your zip code. (2) Personalize the Op-Ed we have drafted for you and send it to media outlets in your area. These are 2 highly effective, easy and quick ways to ensure your concerns get noticed. Time is ticking away – Act Now!