RESTON, VA—On behalf of the nation’s middle level and high school principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) issued the following statement on President Biden’s FY 2022 budget proposal and the allocation of $2.148 billion toward Title II of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act, a $5 million increase over the FY 2021 allotment:

“Research shows a strong correlation between high-quality principals, student achievement, and teacher retention. School leaders must be afforded the opportunities for professional learning to grow their skills to ensure equitable learning opportunities for an increasingly diverse student population,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “We also applaud the Biden administration for recognizing that improved literacy is one of the keys to educational equity. There should be no room for debate when it comes to investing in our children and supporting the nation’s educators.”


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of middle level and high school principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.