The COVID-19 crisis has pushed unemployment to Great Depression-era levels and massive budget cuts to schools are on the way, threatening educator jobs and the ability to safely re-open schools to serve our students. The House passed the HEROES Act, which could keep hundreds of thousands of educators from getting pink slips. Our students have suffered during this crisis — especially students of color, those with disabilities, and in poverty — and need more attention and instruction from educators than ever before. The Senate cannot delay any longer. It must deliver for our students and educators right now.
Here is what you can do to help students, educators, and communities so that we all rise together out of the COVID-19 crisis.