Joint Committee

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October 20, 2011

The Honorable Patty Murray
The Honorable Jeb Hensarling
Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Congress of the United States
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Senator Murray and Representative Hensarling:

The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 90 education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, is writing to express our views to the Joint Select Committee on the importance of federal funding for education

As highlighted below, education is the key to economic growth and nearly every economist has indicated that growing the economy is part of the solution to our nation’s budgetary crisis. Thus, we urge you to do the following three things. First, reject any further cuts to education programs. Second, include in your recommendations two key education provisions that will create jobs and improve the economy in the short term. Third, support increased investments for education to foster long-term economic growth and improve our nation’s global competitiveness

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