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December 15, 2017

Congress is currently considering whether to fund or eliminate Title II-A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which deals with the professional development of teachers.  The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $2 billion in funding for Title II-A, but the spending bill passed by the House provides no funding whatsoever for the program.

The California Catholic Conference supports teachers in all our schools – public, religious and private.  As Pope Francis has said: “Education…is critical for the future of society. How important it is for promoting the culture of encounter, respect for the dignity of each person and the absolute value of every human being!”

As negotiations on a final FY 2018 spending bill move forward, please encourage your leaders, appropriators, and conference committee members to fund Title II-A at $2 billion to help teachers across the country improve their capacity to educate the children in their care.

Click here to send a letter now to encourage your leaders, appropriators, and conference committee members to fund Title II-A.