Take action today on ESEA and Pay for Success.


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.

-Bev Johns

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 SuccessMost 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.

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