National Education Groups to Congress: Pass the American Rescue Plan

19 National Education Groups Sent a Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership Expressing Support for the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON – Today, 19 national education groups sent a joint letter to Congressional leadership expressing their support for the American Rescue Plan, which would provide $128 billion to help school districts reopen safely, protect students and staff, and make up for lost time in the classroom. 

“Declines in state and local revenues that are outpacing the Great Recession a decade ago, have made educator job loss among the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-fueled economic crisis,” the groups wrote.“These facts, taken together, outline the stark reality of continued need for additional federal investment. We strongly support the $128 billion in funding included in the American Rescue Plan."

Read the full letter here

The letter was signed by:

  • AASA, The School Superintendents Association
  • American Federation of School Administrators
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association of Educational Service Agencies
  • Association of Latino School Administrators
  • Association of School Business Officials International
  • Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Council of Great City Schools
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • National Association of State Boards of Education
  • National Association of State Directors of Special Education
  • National Education Association
  • National PTA
  • National Rural Education Advocacy Consortium 
  • National Rural Education Association
  • National School Boards Association


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