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Ask Congress to Include Schools in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Unless Congress acts, schools are about to experience major budget cuts triggered by the pandemic. That’s why we need your help.
 
We need you to contact your federal representatives ASAP to support money for schools. Your action will help prevent lay-offs, larger class sizes and the reduction or elimination of important programs and services for our students.

Please join with education leaders around the country in asking for $200 billion to support education funding, including special education, distance learning, Title 1 for low-income students and other programs:

  • Ed100: "During Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s say a loud 'thank you' in a way that really matters: by supporting education funding in this time of crisis.”
  • National Education Leaders, including PTA: “As Congress negotiates a fourth emergency supplemental in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative any package include significant, robust and flexible funding for our nation’s public schools."
  • Council of Great City Schools: "...Support an additional federal allocation of $175 billion in Educational Stabilization Funds distributed to the local level through the Title I formula. We also urge Congress to provide an additional $13 billion for IDEA, $12 billion in additional Title I program funding, $2.0 billion for E-Rate, and emergency infrastructure funds that include public schools.”
  • Learning Policy Institute: “A 15 percent reduction in state education funding could lead to the loss of more than 300,000 teaching positions.”

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