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NSBA’s Actions Regarding Private School Vouchers

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NSBA Urges Congress to Use Federal Funds to Improve Public Schools

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax subsidies because they divert crucial funding away from public schools. Find out more about NSBA’s letters to Congress, recommendations, statements, and grassroots calls to actions.

Federal Legislative Actions

March 7, 2017:  NSBA Joins NCPE in a Coalition Letter Opposing the Reauthorization of the DC Voucher Program. 
NSBA and 62 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education sent this letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform opposing the reauthorization of the D.C. School Voucher Program.

February 1,2017:  NSBA Issues Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding “Helping Students Through the Power of School Choice” hearing.

September 6, 2016: NSBA Joins NCPE in a Coalition Letter Opposing Private School Vouchers
NSBA and 47 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to express strong opposition to private school vouchers in the form of Education Savings Accounts.

February 3, 2016: NSBA Issues letter to U.S. House of Represenatives Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding “Expanding Educational Opportunity through School Choice” Hearing.

November 3, 2015: NSBA Joins NCPE in a Coalition Letter Opposing Reauthorization of the DC Voucher Program
NSBA and 55 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to oppose the reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program.

October 19, 2015: NSBA Joins NCPE in a Coalition Letter Opposing Reauthorization Legislation of the DC Voucher Program in the U.S. House of Representatives
NSBA and 55 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the U.S. House of Representatives to voice opposition to H.R. 10, the reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program.

May 13, 2015: NSBA Joins NCPE in a Coalition Letter Opposing Reauthorization of the DC Voucher Program
In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, NSBA and more than 50 organizations, as members of the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE), urged Congress to oppose the reauthorization of the DC voucher program.

March 26, 2015: NSBA Signs on to NCPE Coalition Letter Opposing Vouchers
NSBA, along with 52 other members of the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE), writes the Senate to express our strong opposition to any amendments to the Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con Res.11) that would support the creation of a private school voucher or tuition tax credit program.

May 28, 2014: Letter to Full House Regarding School Choice Legislation
NSBA letter opposes the CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunities for Individuals and Communities through Education) Act and urges Congress to maximize resources for our public schools.

August 21, 2013: Press Release: 2013 PDK/Gallup Poll Shows the Public’s Strong Opposition to Taxpayer-Funded Vouchers
NSBA and NCPE urge legislators to take heed of results in poll.

June 20, 2012: Letter to the House Appropriations Committee
NSBA letter opposes funding for the failed D.C. voucher program.

June 14, 2012: Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee
NCPE letter opposes funding for the failed DC voucher program.

May 16, 2012: Written Testimony of the National Coalition for Public Education
Submitted to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education for the Hearing on “Exploring State Success in Expanding Parent and Student Options”

Grassroots Calls to Actions and Resources

Learn about NSBA’s grassroots resources.

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