Dems Push Bill to Increase Dept of Education’s Budget

Dems Push Bill to Increase Dept of Education’s Budget

May 8, 2019

According to this Andrew Ujifusa blog post in Education Week, a bill in Congress to increase the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by more than $4 billion will soon be considered by the full House of Representatives after passage out of the House Appropriation Committee. Among other measures, the bill directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “to issue guidance clarifying that Title IV funding can’t be used to buy guns and arm teachers,” an issue that has become a “huge point of contention between the department and Democrats.” During a March hearing, “Democrats revealed internal department communications that they said proved Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had refused to clarify whether Title IV grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act could be used to arm teachers.”