Every Child Achieves Act
This letter was sent to all Senate offices regarding the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA). First Focus Campaign for Children is encouraged at the bipartisan work to reauthorize No Child Left Behind because reauthorization is long overdue and these efforts reflect a desire from both Democrats and Republicans to improve educational opportunities for children. While the ECAA includes a number of provisions that contribute to positive educational outcomes, such as integrating early childhood initiatives with K-12 education, collecting data on school climate issues, and allowing states to create a continuum of the educator profession to ensure every child has excellent educators, the letter states that the bill should be improved to better address educational challenges facing children across the country. As amendments are filed and voting begins, we offer recommendations to Senators to improve the underlying legislation for children.