Tell Congress: Invest in Kids, Support School Modernization
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Tell Congress: Invest in Kids, Support School Modernization
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Tell Congress: Invest in Kids, Support School Modernization

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      Voices for America's Children

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Did you know that more than 17 percent of elementary school students attend a high-poverty school? It's a nationwide problem, and one that's much more serious for kids of color: 45 percent of Hispanic and 44 percent of Black elementary schoolers go to high-poverty schools.

Now President Obama has a plan to modernize more than 35,000 schools, helping our most disadvantaged students have a better education.

Tell Congress to invest in America's children, and support school modernization.

President Obama's proposal would invest $25 billion in revamping ailing schools, and 40 percent of money would go to help to the schools most in need.

High-poverty schools are ones where a great majority of the students come from low-income families. Not all these schools are underperforming, but they usually struggle to maintain their facilities and attract teachers. Research shows that improving these factors improve learning.

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