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Tell Congress to Take Further Action to Give Families Much-Needed Relief

A bill President Trump signed into law yesterday is an important step in the right direction to provide relief during this difficult time, but the education community wants Congress to go further to provide families with immediate financial support and regulatory relief.

The bill signed yesterday makes it easier for students who typically receive school meals to get access to food and extends sick leave and family leave protections to government employees, including public school teachers.

The National Education Association is calling on members of Congress and the Trump administration to implement immediate financial support measures first, along with regulatory relief that students desperately need from the Department of Education. Among the top measures that NEA is advocating: Read more

President Trump Says Education System Leaves Students ‘Deprived of All Knowledge’

trump-at-inaugurationSurprising many education observers, President Donald Trump mentioned public schools during his inaugural address today—but not in a way that pleased students, parents, or teachers.

Saying that “Americans want great schools for their children,” Trump went on to describe the nation’s current education system as one “flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.”

“Flush with cash” is not the way most parents and teachers would describe their local schools. Read more