LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(Big Sandy, Mont.) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester is fighting to tear down new bureaucratic barriers that are putting critical funding for rural Montana school districts at risk.
Tester, a former teacher, is calling on controversial Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to overturn her new requirements that force rural schools to complete additional paperwork to access their Small, Rural School Achievement Program grants.
"It is important educators spend their valuable time ensuring students get the best possible education, not battling federal paperwork and jumping through bureaucratic hoops," Tester wrote. "Instead of dedicating precious time to wrapping up one school year and preparing for the next, rural schools are swimming through an alphabet soup of government acronyms just to understand what your Department is now requiring from them."
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