School Modernization

Reopen Rebuild America’s Schools Act
Infrastructure
Modernize School Facilities
Tax Credit Bonds

Let’s fix our schools

Students need 21st century tools for 21st century learning.

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The average public school building in the United States is 44 years old.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the condition of America’s 100,000 public school buildings an overall grade of D+.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attributes poor indoor air quality in more than 60,000 schools to insects and respiratory irritants.
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Schools facilities are the second largest sector in public infrastructure spending, after highways.
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Implement tax credit bonds to allow schools to finance renovations, repairs and investments in technology at below-market rates and without interest.
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NEA urges Congress to include school modernization in any packaged effort to address infrastructure in the United States.

Take Action!

Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.

Bills in Congress

A bill  to help to our nation’s public schools as they seek to reopen this fall, create jobs in communities hard hit by the economic downturn, and help address structural inequities in the condition of our nation’s K-12 public education infrastructure

A bill to provide grants to improve energy efficiency and use renewable sources of energy in public schools.

A bill to provide grants to improve energy efficiency and use renewable sources of energy in public schools.

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