Accomplishments in this session of Congress on education-related front

Just got this pretty signfiicant list of education-related legislative accomplishments in the first two years of the Obama adminsitration in an e-mail from the National Education Association:

  • Improved learning conditions — secured $4 billion to modernize public schools.
  • Addressed the needs of the whole child — expanded the school lunch program, set new standards to improve the quality of school meals with more fruits and vegetables, and provided professional development for food service workers.  
  • Expanded access to health care for children and adults— added 4 million poor children to current programs, created new programs for 32 million uninsured Americans, enabled children to stay on a parent’s policy until age 26, ended abuses such as lifetime coverage limits and dropping people when they get sick, and more. 
  • Fought for social justice — passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and won extended benefits for unemployed parents to ensure they can provide food, shelter, and clothing for their children.

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