NAESP Statement on House Deferment of Bill Drastically Cutting Federal Education Funding

“The principal voice is a powerful tool in advocating for schools—and when hundreds of those voices join together, it makes a real difference,” said NAESP Executive Director L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE. “This week the House postponed further debate and a final vote on a FY24 education funding bill that would have cut Title I funding by 80 percent and eliminated Title II and Title III. This is great news for school leaders, educators, students, and schools and is also an encouraging step toward the goal of maintaining investments in federal K-12 programs at current levels. It is also a testament to the advocacy efforts of the many NAESP members who told Congress about the devastating consequences these cuts would have on their schools and urged representatives to reject them. Your voices were heard, and you helped make a difference. On behalf of NAESP and America’s school families, I thank you for your leadership and your engagement.”