All4Ed, joined by eight other civil rights and education advocacy organizations, has urged Congress to protect the highest-need schools and students as lawmakers debate the latest COVID-19 stimulus package offered by Senate Republicans, the HEALS Act. We are concerned this proposal uses federal funds to coerce districts into opening while providing private schools with funds that are desperately needed by public schools. Moreover, no funding is provided to address the connectivity needs of students and families, despite the fact that many districts intend to provide instruction online. Download our one-page summary below or read our joint statement.
Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act Summary
Federal Flash | Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education
Advocacy | Congress, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, Opportunity to Learn
Advocacy | Congress, Opportunity to Learn, Other Priorities