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Building Bright Futures sent a letter today to Nebraska’s Congressional delegation expressing concern about the detrimental impact of the proposed federal budget cuts to the organization’s efforts to improve academic achievement and reduce the drop-out rate.



HR 1 cuts $100 billion from domestic discretionary spending, including deep cuts to the funding of Head Start, child care, special education, higher education, K-12 education, school- based health centers, and many other programs that families and children need to be successful.

“HR 1 is the wrong direction for Nebraska’s working families and children,” said John Cavanaugh, Executive Director of Building Bright Futures. “We ask our representatives to vote in opposition to HR 1 because it moves us backwards in closing the achievement gap, in preparing the next workforce, and in helping families get and keep a job.”

According to Cavanaugh, “This bill means that hundreds of Nebraska’s young children will not have access to quality early education through Head Start, Nebraska schools will not have the resources they need to meet the Special Education needs of our kids, and low-income students will get less support to attend college.

Building Bright Futures is an Omaha-based nonprofit organization committed to improving academic performance, raising graduation rates, increasing civic and community responsibility and ensuring that all students are prepared for post-secondary education.

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