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CRA Resolution on Teacher Prep Regs Introduced in Senate; Our Advocacy Continues

On March 2, U.S. Senator Benjamin Sasse (R-NE) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 26 to rescind the federal teacher preparation program regulations. The measure has eight cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

This introduction is an important step in the process to have these regulations rescinded using the Congressional Review Act. Already, on February 7, the U.S House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 58 to rescind the regulations. Should the U.S. Senate pass the measure, it will go to the president for his signature.

However, it is unclear when the Senate could vote on this resolution, and thus continued advocacy is needed. Some Senate offices have told me they need to receive more constituent communication on this resolution. Fortunately, AACTE has a system that makes it easy for you to reach out. In two clicks (taking about 2-3 minutes), you can directly engage with your senators via this AACTE Action Alert.

Before you take action, check your faculty or staff handbook to see if you are permitted to advocate using your title, institutional address, and work e-mail. If not, of course, you can always do this as a private citizen. (And you don’t need to be an AACTE member to use the AACTE Action Alerts.)

Want a bit more information on the Congressional Review Act? Check out the latest Federal Update webinar recording here (for AACTE members only!).

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Deborah Koolbeck

Senior Director of Government Relations, AACTE

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