What’s next? The House is expected to vote on the bill December 2 or 3 and the Senate is likely to follow suit the week of December 7. What’s in the agreement? Check out the summary from the committee. We are encouraged that the agreement addresses our three core priorities: beginning to close opportunity gaps, reducing standardized testing and decoupling statewide tests and high-stakes consequences, and ensuring that educators’ voices are part of the decision-making process.
The unprecedented activism of NEA members has brought us to this point. Now, with the final bill and final votes looming, we must raise our voices one last time. “We look forward to working with members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate when they return from Thanksgiving break to ensure that we produce a final bill that, when signed by the president, gives every student the opportunity, support, tools, and time tolearn,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.