All Children are Equal (ACE) Act to be Introduced

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As mentioned in a blog post earlier this week, AASA endorses the Formula Fairness Campaign. AASA is most actively engaged in advocating for legislation that addresses the unintended perversion of Title I funding distribution that comes from number weighting. A legislative fix is slated for introduction next week, and here's everything you need to know:

Congressmen Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and other original co-sponsors of the All Children are Equal (ACE) Act will hold a news conference on Tuesday, July 12th at 11:15am in 441 Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill to present the Title I formula reform legislation to reporters and the public.

Representing the Formula Fairness Campaign will be:

  • Noelle Ellerson, Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Advocacy, American Association of School Administrators
  • LaRuth Gray, Government Relations and Legislative Liaison, National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Joe Bard, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools and Chairman of the National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition
  • Marty Strange, Policy Director, Rural School and Community Trust

If you can come or can send a representative that would be great. If you cannot come, there are still some things you can do that would be most helpful:

Share the following documents with your Member of Congress asking her or him to co-sponsor the All Children are Equal Act.

  • ACE One-pager, explaining the bill, the issues it addresses, and how it addresses them
  • Formula Fairness Campaign Info sheet

To do so, contact Matthew Brennan, Legislative Director, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, 124 Canon HOB,, or call 202.225.5121.


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