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The education investments we need to make

In an op-ed, Akilah Alleyne argues that the United States has an urgent need to invest in schools and teachers. Alleyne argues that MAGA extremists are trying to brush past the investment challenges facing our schools and instead they focus their efforts on pushing for book bans.

Book bans and censorship debates have always existed, but America’s children are facing an unprecedented moment in history. Today, school resources are stretched thin, schools are facing teacher and staff shortages and districts are still grappling with the long-term effects of the pandemic on student learning, as individuals’ rights to quality education are under increasing threat.

Important investments toward providing more supports for teachers, classroom aid and salary increases – such as by passing the RAISE Act – are needed now more than ever. That measure would provide teachers tax credits totaling as much as $15,000 each year.

The above excerpt was originally published in CNN. Click here to view the full article.

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Akilah Alleyne

Former Director


K-12 Education Policy

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