Tell Senator Dick Durbin not to include Pay for Success in a new ESEA. No profits for Goldman Sachs at the expense of of special education students.
MESSAGE: Oppose and remove the Goldman Sachs Pay for Success parts of ES. 1177 in Conference Committee – Do not allow the use of Federal funds to pay Goldman Sachs for each child not identified for special education (as is happening in Utah and in Chicago with state and local funding).
Pay for Success does not belong in ESEA.
Using Pay for Success, Utah is keeping over 99 percent of students out of special education, violating the Federal special education law, IDEA.
Members of the Conference Committee (which meets today, Thursday):
U.S. SENATORS (contact Alexander and Murray and your Senator)
Lamar Alexander (R) Tennessee, Chair, Senate Education (HELP) Committee
Patty Murray (D) Washington, top Democrat, HELP Committee
Mike Enzi (R) Wyoming
Richard Burr (R) North Carolina
Johnny Isakson (R) Georgia
Rand Paul (R) Kentucky
Susan Collins (R) Maine
Lisa Murkowski (R) Alaska
Mark Kirk (R) Illinois
Tim Scott (R) South Carolina
Orrin Hatch (R) Utah
Pat Roberts (R) Kansas
Bill Cassidy (R) Louisiana
Barbara Mikulski (D) Maryland
Bernie Sanders (I) Vermont
Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Pennsylvania
Al Franken (D) Minnesota
Michael Bennett (D) Colorado
Sheldon Whitehouse (D) Rhode Island
Tammy Baldwin (D) Wisconsin
Chris Murphy (D) Connecticut
Elizabeth Warren (D) Massachusetts
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES (contact Kline and Scott and your Rep.)
John Kline (R) Minnesota, Chair House Education Committee
Bobby Scott (D) Virginia, top Democrat, House Education Committee
Virginia Foxx (R) North Carolina
Dr. Phil Roe (R) Tennessee
Glenn Thompson (R) Pennsylvania
Brett Guthrie (R) Kentucky
Todd Rokita (R) Indiana
Glenn Grothman (R) Wisconsin
Carlos Curbelo (R) Florida
Luke Messer (R) Indiana
Steve Russell (R) Oklahoma
Marcia Fudge (D) Ohio
Susan Davis (D) California
Jared Polis (D) Colorado
Frederica Wilson (D) Florida
Suzanne Bonamic (D) Oregon
Katherine Clark (D) Massachusetts
What can YOU do?
(1) Share this post. Most people are not aware of Pay for Success. Most people (even in D.C.) are not aware Pay for Success is in both the House and Senate ESEA bills, and will be in the final ESEA bill unless a determined effort is made to remove it.
(2) Contact any national organization to which you belong. Ask them what they are doing about Pay for Success in ESEA.
Ask them if they know what is happening in Utah and in Chicago on paying investors in Pay for Success for each child NOT identified for special education.
Ask them is they are aware that Utah claims it is stopping 99 percent of children at risk of being identified as needing special education from actually entering special education.
(3) Call U.S. Senators from Illinois Richard Durbin ( 202.224.2152 ) and Mark Kirk ( 202-224-2854 ) and your U.S. Representative. Ask them to help you get Pay for Success removed from ESEA in the Conference Committee on S. 1177. Urge Mark Kirk, as a Member of the Conference Committee, to make a motion to REMOVE Pay for Success from S. 1177.
(4) Share this message with friends/relatives in other States.