Call to Action » Past Action
In May 2012, approximately 5,000 low-income high school students across the nation lost access to Upward Bound when their programs lost funding. These cuts resulted a net loss in funding due to the expiration of funds provided by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education reduced the amount of money programs could spend on each student and imposed competitive preference priorities targeting Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools. Both features of the competition steered points away from traditionally under-resourced institutions, including those in rural areas and those that serve students of color. Join us in the fight to restore funding and services to Upward Bound!
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