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Rep. Grijalva calls House Republicans’ school reform proposal “destructive”

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today highlighted major concerns about the recently introduced first part of an expected package of bills by House Republicans to reform the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education law.

In his statement, Grijalva highlighted some of the cuts “as perfect examples of what we should be strengthening if we want to improve public education in this country.”

Grijlava said the plan would eliminate Improving Literacy Through School Libraries, a $19 million program that helps schools build and support libraries, which have long been a proven effective means of improving student academic performance.

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