Federal K-12 Education Programs Face Obstacles to Renewal

April 2011
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;4/28/2011, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p6
The article discusses the reauthorization of the U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), particularly the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and their interest in educational equality. U.S. Representative and CBC member Chaka Fattah and his proposed changes to ESEA are examined, particularly the issue of resource inequity. The proposed Fiscal Fairness Act and the Student Bill of Rights are both considered. A letter from the CBC, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus discusses educational change.


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