NSBA Letter to Senate Leaders Supporting the Every Student Succeeds Act

Monday, December 7, 2015

In this letter, sent on December 7, 2015 to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Minority Leader, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's support for the "Every Student Succeeds Act."

In the letter, Mr. Gentzel wrote "The National School Boards Association (NSBA), representing more than 90,000 local school board members across the nation, working with and through our state associations, supports passage of S. 1177, the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” and applauds the work of the Senate for its bipartisan effort to modernize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee have led the process to develop legislation that addresses both equity and excellence to help our school boards provide the high-quality public education that all our children deserve and need to be successful adults and citizens."

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