Stand with Students for Education Equity for more federal education funding

Stand with Students for Education Equity for more federal education funding

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The Students for Education Equity Coalition includes youth-led organizations and education stakeholders from across California, from prominent student board members to student-led educational advocacy organizations. We are dedicated to advocating for sufficient education funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our students strongly believe in their right to education. Yet, education funding is not being prioritized by the government -- California is rapidly losing money, causing the education system to become severely underfunded. Roughly 300,000 jobs will be lost in the education sector alone, and school districts may have to end school as early as March or April next year. Stabilizing public school funding over the next few years will be critical to our futures and our well-being. 

In order to effectively prepare and support schools throughout the US, we are requesting that the U.S. Congress allocate:

1. $13 billion for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and $12 billion for Title I. 

2. $350 billion over the next two fiscal years -- specifically, $175 billion in the next stimulus package, distributed according to Title 1 formulas.

3. $90 million for per-student payments (increased to $2,000 per qualifying student)

4. $2 Billion for E-rate. 

5. $800 million to fund the Basic Support program 2020 and to reallocate federal property to support districts with non-taxable federal land. 

We also request that:

a) A sufficient portion of the State Stabilization Fund, allocated in the most recent Congressional HEROES Act and stimulus packages thereafter, is restricted and apportioned to education — specifically for Title 1 guidelines.

b) Congress, during negotiations with the Senate, actively advocate for the inclusion of such a clause to ensure money from the state stabilization fund directly benefits our education and our futures.

Sign today to ensure the well-being of our education system, our teachers, and our students across the nation.

To join and support more of SFEE’s work, sign on to our grassroots organizing list: https://tinyurl.com/sfeemailinglist

Be sure to sign Students for Education Equity's petition for more education funding from the State of California here: https://www.change.org/sfee_ca_petition

More information about our goals and asks can be found at generationup.net/students-for-equ​

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