January 30, 2018
Urge Congress to Oppose the PROSPER Act (H.R. 4508)
The House of Representatives has introduced the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508) to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). We need your voice: contact your member of Congress to urge them to oppose the PROSPER Act. Click here to send your message today.
The PROSPER Act was introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee. There are many concerns with the bill, but three key points will have a very negative impact on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 1) the proposed authorization levels of HEA Title V funding; 2) the addition of a 25% completion rate as an eligibility component of grant acquisitions; and 3) the failure to reauthorize the HEA Title III-Part F, The HSI Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Articulation Programs. These would be bad policies for Hispanics in higher education, and bad policies for the future of the American economy. For additional information, please visit the HEA issue page on HACU's Advocacy Center. Thank you in advance for your engagement on this important issue.
CALL TO ACTION: Forward this call to action to colleagues, campus community and friends. Encourage them to sign up to join HACU’s online Advocacy Center to help support advocacy efforts for Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Latino students.
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