BUSTOS, DURBIN, BALDWIN, SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO ADDRESS TEACHING DISPARITIES IN LOW-INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tina Smith (D-MN) today introduced a bicameral bill that would address severe nationwide shortages of early childhood and K-12 teachers that disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. Exacerbated by low […]

BUSTOS, DURBIN, BALDWIN, SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO ADDRESS TEACHING DISPARITIES IN LOW-INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tina Smith (D-MN) today introduced a bicameral bill that would address severe nationwide shortages of early childhood and K-12 teachers that disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. Exacerbated by low […]

Bustos Helps Pass Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act to Combat Discrimination in Education

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act to hold federally funded programs, including schools, accountable for their responsibility to provide all students with equal opportunity for a quality education. “The Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act is key to promoting equal education opportunities and restoring the rights of students […]

Bustos Helps Pass Strength in Diversity Act to Support Local Efforts to Desegregate Public Schools

Peoria and Rockford schools rank among most segregated in the nation WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Strength in Diversity Act of 2020 to help desegregate public schools and provide support to school districts that are developing, implementing or expanding school diversity initiatives. According to a 2019 study, Peoria had the sixth-highest […]