NSBA's Actions in Support of Federal Funding

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding federal funding for education: letters to Congress and federal agencies, recommendations, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA's Position on Federal Funding

NSBA supports increasing federal funding for existing education programs before considering funding new programs that have not yet demonstrated positive results.

Our Actions

NSBA Actions in Support of ESEA Reauthorization

NSBA supports the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Find out more about NSBA’s letters to Congress and federal agencies, as well as comments, statements, grassroots calls to actions, and other activities.

Background on ESSA

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the main federal education law outlining requirements for U.S. public schools.

Academic Standards

NSBA supports state-led development and voluntary adoption of common academic standards that ensure U.S. public school students are prepared for college and careers.

School Vouchers

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax credits because they divert funding from public schools. NSBA supports efforts to use federal funding to improve public schools.

Charter Schools

NSBA supports charter schools authorized by local school boards. Learn more about charter schools and how local school boards can influence policy.

Education Technology and E-Rate

NSBA supports federal funding for education technology and E-Rate, the federal program that provides discounts for Internet connectivity for public schools and libraries.

Special Education and IDEA

NSBA supports reauthorizing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to further increase the focus on education outcomes of the students and the need for increased federal resources.

Child Nutrition

School nutrition is vital in fostering a healthy learning environment for children to succeed. NSBA supports school districts’ authority to address local needs.


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