Action Alert: National Humanities Alliance
Act now to prevent deep cuts to funding for international education.
The Senate has proposed deep cuts to Title VI and Fulbright-Hays.
These programs are crucial for educating U.S. students for our interconnected world and training experts in foreign languages and cultures.
The proposed cut would slash $25 million (35%) from Title VI and Fulbright-Hays, and it has already passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
This comes after a drastic cut in 2010 and would amount to a 63% reduction over five years!
What's at stake?
- A steady supply of graduates with deep expertise in foreign languages and cultures, international markets, world regions, and global issues;
- Our national educational and research capacity in 200 less-commonly-taught languages that are critical to our ability to communicate with communities around the world;
- Opportunities to strengthen the teaching of foreign languages and cultures at the K-12 level.
Click here for more information on Title VI programs and the status of the appropriations process.
Send a message to Congress now.
We need to speak out now to ensure that the Senate bill does not advance any further. The House appropriations committee has already approved funding at the current level. Your voice will help ensure that these crucial international education programs remain intact.
For more information about the National Humanities Alliance, click here.
Posted: August 26, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession, Advocacy