With the Risk of 275,000+ Teacher Being Laid Off, Council of Greater City Schools Urges Congress to Act
In an unprecedented move, the Council of the Greater City schools drafted asking Congress for emergency funding of $200+ billion for the upcoming school year. Without this aid, the group says that an estimated 275,000 teachers may lose their jobs.
The letter came upon a time when COVID-19 cases topped one million in the United States, urges swift action. The Council of the Great City Schools echos similar calls from other education advocacy groups for Congress to provide at least $175 billion in new aid for schools that would come through the existing Title I federal formula that targets disadvantaged students. In addition to this ask, the council also urges aid in IDEA, remote learning, and Title 1 funding.
The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) brings together 76 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems (including Atlanta Public Schools) in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities.
Schools across America received $13.5 billion from the CAR