The American Rescue Plan Continues To Reap Benefits For Education

Passed early in 2021, President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan set aside $170 Billion for education, the largest investment in education in US history. The results so far have been encouraging. Hundreds of millions of dollars have gone to upgrading buildings where air conditioning was faulty, teachers’ unions have a greater say in how moneys are spent, dramatically more education support personnel have been hired (bus drivers, food service workers, other para-educators), mental health support for students, increased diversity in our teaching ranks — these are a few of the areas where the ARP has had a siginficant effect on our education system.

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