Thompson to Introduce All Children are Equal (ACE) Act

July 8, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Representative G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) on Tuesday, July 12th at 11:15 A.M. will hold a press conference to discuss the introduction of H.R. 2485, the All Children are Equal (ACE) Act.

The ACE Act reforms Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides funds to local school districts to improve the education of disadvantaged students. Currently, the formula has the perverse effect of diverting funding from higher-poverty school districts to lower-poverty school districts. The ACE Act has the support of a diverse range of advocacy groups, which have rallied behind Thompson’s efforts to ensure that all Title I eligible students receive equal treatment under the law.

Press Conference Details:


Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) and G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and invited original cosponsors for the Introduction of H.R. 2485, the All Children are Equal (ACE) Act


Tuesday, July 12th at 11:15 A.M.


Capitol Hill

441 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

Additional Speakers:

Noelle Ellerson, Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Advocacy, American Association of School Administrators

Dr. LaRuth Gray, Government Relations and Legislative Liaison, National Alliance of Black School Educators

Joe Bard, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, Chairman, National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition

Marty Strange, Policy Director, Rural School and Community Trust

Supporting Organizations:

Save the Children, American Association of School Administrators, National Alliance of Black School Educators, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Pennsylvania Association of Rural & Small Schools, Arkansas Rural Education Association,  California Small School Districts’ Association, Center for Rural Affairs, Challenge West Virginia, Michigan Small & Rural Schools Association, Minnesota Rural Education Association, Missouri Association of Rural Education, Montana Small Schools Alliance, National Farmers Union, National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition, National Rural Education Association, North Carolina Rural Education Working Group, Organizations Concerned About Rural Education, Rural Community Alliance (AR), The Rural School and Community Trust, Save Alabama’s Small schools, South Carolina Rural Education Grassroots Group, Southern Echo, Tennessee School Systems for Equity, Texas Rural Education Association, Vermont Rural Partnership, YouthBuild, USA.

Original Cosponsors:

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA)

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)

Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI)

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA)

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY)

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR)

Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA)

Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK)

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)