Tooshar Swain, policy advisor at NAfME, provides here a succinct summary of issues that were addressed in the initial hearing and those issues important to music education that were not raised.
Additionally, NAfME and the Music Education Policy Roundtable have released a memorandum to the Trump administration and DeVos, laying out a series of policy priorities.
If you wish to have your voice heard regarding the nomination itself or the request for a second hearing, please consider contacting both Senator Alexander and Senator Corker. There are a number of available groups that provide suggested talking points, or you may reach them directly:
Senator Lamar Alexander
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Senator Bob Corker
425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510