2018 Title II and Title IV Education Funding Day of Action

In the next few weeks, Congress will be considering critical education funding bills for fiscal year 2019. Key decisions are being made right now about whether schools will receive adequate federal funding in the coming year through critical programs like Title II and Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The bipartisan, landmark 2015 ESSA legislation authorized Title II funding to states for the essential purpose of preparing, training, recruiting, and retaining high-quality teachers, principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders. Title IV funding supports critical school safety and health initiatives, along with technology and well-rounded education programs including music, the arts, social studies, computer science, and many others.  

Despite the impact these programs have on student achievement, President Trump's proposed FY 2019 budget has called for the complete elimination of both Title II and Title IV. The only way to protect them is to contact your members of Congress at this critical time and demand that they stand strong against any effort to gut federal funding for public education.

Contact your members of Congress right now using the tools below and urge them to stand with America's students and educators by funding Title II and Title IV at their fully authorized levels in ESSA for FY 2019.

*You'll receive a call from 202-875-6464 that will provide you guidance on what to say to your officials, and then patch you through directly to them.

Thank you for taking action to support and defend Title II and Title IV funding for our nation’s schools. If you haven’t done so already, please consider completing all the actions on this page (email, call, tweet, post) to further amplify our message and sharing the campaign link with your family, friends, and networks: https://p2a.co/ZPIi0Mg 

Hello, my name is [name] and I am one of [senator/representative]’s constituents and an education advocate.

I am calling to leave a comment about funding for Title II and Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act. As a leader in my school and community, I see firsthand how these programs benefit our education leaders and our students.

Despite the impact of Title II and Title IV on student achievement, President Trump’s budget has called for eliminating both of these important programs. Title II provides critical funds for teacher, principal and other school leader professional development. Title IV ensures districts have funding to provide students with a well-rounded education, promote safe and healthy schools, or enhance  the use of technology in schools. We need our members of Congress to support public education, which is why I’m urging [senator/representative] to fully fund Title II and Title IV to their authorized levels under the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

Thank you.