Title I funding for schools educating students from low-income families would face a severe 80% cut under a proposal for fiscal year 2024 by the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee. On July 13, 2023, Republicans on the committee said in a statement that the decrease is justified because of unspent federal COVID-19 emergency funds. Then in a July 15th session, the House Appropriations’ Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee cleared the bill for full Appropriations Committee consideration at a later time.
In a Friday, July 14th statement, Democrats on the committee said the legislation is an ”assault on education and job training, decimates research funding, abandons ongoing public health crises, and would lead to a loss of 220,000 classroom teachers.
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