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Biden unveils American Families Plan in historic address to Congress

As President Joe Biden delivered his first address to Congress, two women—Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi—sat on the dais behind the presidential podium for the first time in U.S. history. In another first, Biden unveiled a $1.8 trillion American Families Plan to fund critical programs and services for students,

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5 reasons why educators support the American Families Plan

By Amanda Menas At his joint address to Congress on Wednesday, April 28, President Joe Biden announced the American Families Plan, a bold and comprehensive $1.8 trillion proposal aimed at funding critical programs and services for workers, students and families. “We applaud President Joe Biden and his administration for prioritizing students and public education by

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Educators across the country are voting for pro-public education legislation

By Amanda Menas Educators know that the voucher schemes touted by big corporations are steeped in a history of racism, and undermine strong public education and student opportunity. They take scarce funding from public schools—which serve 90 percent of students—and give it to private schools—institutions that are not accountable to taxpayers. Throughout the country, educators