We're coming together for Funding for Students and Schools
No matter where we live or what we believe, we all want our children to succeed. But many students are denied opportunities because their schools and communities are underfunded and under-resourced.
Greedy politicians deny our students and schools resources so that they can pay for tax breaks for their corporate donors. Then, they cut funding even more or promote voucher schemes when students don’t meet their expectations.
We’re coming together so that all our students, of every race and every place, have the funding they need to learn without limits and unlock their dreams.
Advocate for Funding
Federal government spending accounts for less than 10 percent of education spending in the United States. The rest comes from state and local governments and other non-federal sources. But the federal role is more than money. It’s also about protecting civil rights and ensuring equal opportunity for all students.
When educators come together with families and communities, we can advocate for how funding is spent, and we can push for more funding for our students
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Ensuring our students succeed starts and ends with the resources and opportunities we give them. The NEA has been successful in advocating for federal funding and making sure they are allocated to meet our students' most critical needs.
American Rescue Plan and COVID Recovery Funds
We have an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the future of public education with the largest single investment in public schools in history through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. Learn more about how you can use these funds in your district.
The Every Student Succeeds Act mandates that the people who know students best—their educators, families, communities—can shape their future. Now, it’s time to make sure lawmakers and policy leaders hear us and help us make our schools exceptional.
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“The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 was a vision for advancing equity and providing the specific support students need. But that vision has not yet been fully realized”