National Humanities Alliance Blog

Huge Cuts Proposed to Already Depleted International Education and Foreign Language Programs


Recent Cuts to Federal Humanities Funding are Wide-Reaching

The Humanities Indicators recently released a new analysis of federal support for the humanities: this is funding that goes to the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as programs at various other agencies, including many Smithsonian Institution museums, the Department of Education, the National Park Service, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Together, the funding supports scholars and teachers, museums, cultural institutions, public programs and preservation activities.


House Fails to Fund K-12 History and Civics Education

This is a slightly modified version of a post that originally appeared on the National Coalition for History website. Click here to see the original post.

On July 16, the U.S. Senate approved S. 1177, the “Every Child Achieves Act,” with strong bipartisan support. The vote in favor of the bill was 81-17. The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and would replace the much-maligned “No Child Left Behind Act.”