Washington, DC (February 12, 2018) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO) Interim Executive Director Carissa Miller today released the following statement on the President's FY19 budget request.
“The Administration’s budget proposes cuts that would undermine progress underway in states across the country to create more equitable education opportunities for every child. These programs support state and local educators in making sure all students graduate prepared for college, careers and life. Today, this funding is as important as ever as states work with stakeholders to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to better meet the needs of all students, including the most vulnerable.
“Chiefs understand the importance of spending education dollars wisely and effectively at the state and federal levels. CCSSO is committed to working with Congress to shape appropriations legislation that reflects the priorities of state chiefs who are working to implement ESSA and serve all children in public schools across the country.”
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
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