Cost of Republican Inaction, Volume 4: Getting Back to School Safely: America's Students Need Action Now   [open pdf - 371KB]

From the Executive Summary: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has led to unprecedented educational disruptions across the country. It has closed schools, colleges and universities, shifted many classes online, and exacerbated educational inequities for our most vulnerable students. We also know that nothing is more important than the safety and health of our children and students. As the new school year approaches, the health risks of reopening schools for in-person instruction are weighing heavily on students, parents, and educators alike. Additionally, reductions in state and local revenues are placing enormous strain on the budgets of public schools and colleges and other social services. We can't fully reopen our economy if parents can't return to work. And parents can't return to work if they aren't confident that their children will be safe in their schools. Getting our schools up and running in a safe way will require immediate funding: one analysis by the American Federation of Teachers estimates that in addition to the cost of stabilizing education funding, public schools could require an additional $116.5 billion to reopen safely."

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The Cost of Republican Inaction v.4
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Democratic Policy Committee: https://www.democrats.senate.gov/
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