Spend To Educate Not Remediate

The Federal Register:

Application for New Awards; National Professional Development Program

Purpose of Program: The National Professional Development program, authorized by section 3131(c)(1)(C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, awards grants on a competitive basis, for a period of not more than five years, to institutions of higher education or public or private entities with relevant experience and capacity, in consortia with State educational agencies or local educational agencies.

The purpose of these grants is to provide professional development activities that will improve classroom instruction for English learners and assist educational personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards, including standards for certification and licensure as teachers who work in language instruction educational programs or serve ELs.

Estimated Available Funds: The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, would provide, on an annualized basis, $735,998,203, of which we intend to use an estimated $20,000,000 for this competition.

Estimated Range of Awards: $350,000-550,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $450,000.
Maximum Award: $550,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 44.

Applications for New Awards; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Purpose of Program: The McNair Program awards discretionary grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.

Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $900,000,000 for the Federal TRIO Programs for FY 2017, of which we intend to use an estimated $40,000,000 for McNair awards.

Estimated Range of Awards: $226,600 to $378,783.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $243,589.

Our federal government is asking us to approve the spending of $60 million dollars to teach teachers how to teach and prepare disadvantaged college students for doctoral college courses.

When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, respectful, actively engaged citizens of these United States, it will not be necessary to spend educational tax dollars on professional development for individuals who have already received their college education or on preparing individuals to receive their doctoral degrees.

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