OPPOSE HR 610 the School Choice Act, which would eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was passed as a part of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and will roll back nutritional standards for free lunches for poor children. Click here to send an email via the Network for Public Education (NPE).
HR 610 supports privatization, which seeks to transfer delivery of education services into the hands of private, for-profit corporations. HR 610 would fund “block grants” to be used to distribute money to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child.
Massachusetts already voted NO on 2 last year, and will not stand for privatization being pushed on a federal level.
This bill also repeals a specified rule that established certain nutrition standards for the national school lunch and breakfast programs. (In general, the rule requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in school meals; and meet children’s nutritional needs within their caloric requirements.)
* Please click here to send an email and urge our law makers “Do not sign on to or support HR 610.”