June 2, 2017
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has deep concerns about the federal budget proposed to Congress and its effects on postsecondary writers and writing teachers. We strongly object to cutting financial aid for postsecondary students deemed eligible and student loan forgiveness to faculty who have chosen to forgo lucrative careers in order to devote their lives to teaching. This budget includes deep cuts to financial aid and loan forgiveness programs.
CCCC concurs with its parent organization, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), that “the federal government must help assure access to a quality public education so that all citizens are prepared to participate in a competitive economy and a strong democracy.”
CCCC urges its members, members of Congress, and those who care about public higher education to express their objections to these cuts.
CCCC members may choose to contact their Congressional representatives to express their concerns.
Email or call your Senators and Congressional representative:
For more information and analyses of proposed budget, go to:
- An op-ed by former Secretary of Education John King: https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-05-25/donald-trumps-education-budget-cuts-are-an-assault-on-the-american-dream