Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund released a new column exploring U.S. Senate candidate and current House Rep. Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) previously stated positions on education issues, as well as how congressional Republicans’ agenda to slash federal support for K-12 education would ravage Arizona. The column’s release comes on the same day that President Donald Trump is hitting the campaign trail in Arizona for Rep. McSally.
If Rep. McSally and her allies in Congress were to cut the Department of Education and its associated funding, there would be a sizable impact across Arizona:
- 14,379 teachers would lose their jobs.
- $330 million would be lost in grants for low-income schools.
- $214 million would be lost in grants for special education students.
- $165 million would be lost in grants for military, Native American, and other federally connected students.
- $14 million would be lost in grants for English language learners and other immigrant students.
- $3 million would be lost in grants for rural schools.
“Arizona’s education system is already underfunded, which is why Congresswoman McSally’s insistence on towing the party line and slashing support for public education would have severe negative consequences for Arizona students and teachers,” said Will Ragland, managing director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Click here to read “Rep. McSally’s Position on Education Would Hurt Arizona’s Teachers and Schools” by Will Ragland and Ulrich Boser.
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