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Statement from Phillip Lovell, All4Ed Associate Executive Director on House Appropriations Subcommittee Fiscal Year 2025 Funding Bill

Contact: Enrique A. Chaurand

Email: echaurand@all4ed.org 

Phone: 816-825-1072

“Today, House Republicans passed an education spending bill in the Labor-HHS-ED subcommittee that would cut 14% from the U.S. Department of Education FY25 budget. Their proposal reduces Title I by 25% and eliminates funding for professional development, English language acquisition, and more. Pell Grants are frozen for the second year in a row. This legislation rolls back funding below the level provided in FY 2011. 

These drastic reductions will have severe consequences for our nation’s students and educators. Title I funding supports our most vulnerable students, ensuring they have access to quality education and resources necessary for success. Cutting professional development undermines the growth and effectiveness of our educators, who are the backbone of our education system. Eliminating funding for English language acquisition programs further marginalizes English learners, denying them the support they need to thrive.

Freezing Pell Grants for the second consecutive year is a disservice to aspiring college students who rely on this critical financial aid to pursue higher education and improve their futures. At a time when investing in education is more crucial than ever, these cuts will only widen the opportunity and achievement gaps that hinder our progress as a nation.

All4Ed urges Congress to reconsider these harmful cuts and prioritize the needs of our children, educators, and future workforce. Our children, teachers, and schools deserve better. It is our responsibility to ensure they receive the support and opportunities necessary to succeed.”

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