WASHINGTON - June 20, 2019 - Statement from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) President Robert Q. Berry III in response to US House approval of an FY2020 spending bill that invests in education, including the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Programs of the Higher Education Act, and Title II-A and Title IV-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“This week, the US House of Representatives approved a spending bill that increases investments in programs important to the teaching and learning of mathematics across the country. This action rejects the President's proposed budget, released earlier this year, which would have outright eliminated funding for crucial federal programs that support educators nationwide. It is encouraging that House lawmakers recognize the value of allocating resources to our country's neediest schools, professional development for teachers, teacher preparation, and the many other programs, services, and expertise that nurture success for our young people. We hope their colleagues in the Senate follow suit,” said NCTM President Robert Berry.