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Senate majority continues to block COVID-19 relief

In a mostly party-line vote of 214-207, the House passed an updated HEROES Act that includes a dramatic $225 increase in school funding, an additional $12 billion to help narrow the digital divide and close the homework gap, $436 billion in aid for states and localities, and $75 billion for coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatment.

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GOP refuses to let voters choose next Supreme Court justice

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has expressed misgivings about many vital rights and protections, including stare decisis—the rule that the Supreme Court should follow its own prior decisions, even when a justice disagrees with them. That is grave cause for concern, especially since Barrett’s record shows she is likely to:

Education News

Quick Take: What you need to know about the first presidential debate

By Amanda Menas During the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, former Vice President Joe Biden presented a clear vision, speaking as a champion for public education. Through chaotic and relentless attacks, Trump showed that he was incapable of leading our students, educators, and country to a better future. In each segment of the hour-and-a-half

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School Vouchers – An Enduring Racist Practice

By Amanda Menas When listening to the rhetoric from the Trump administration, a single vision for our schools is presented: privatization. For the past four years, Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have touted ineffective and harmful voucher schemes, and attacked educators and educator unions, only putting more strain on our students. DeVos,