Every Republican Voted Against Funding to Keep Schools Open Safely

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, over 99% of schools are open for full-time in-person learning. Every single Republican voted against this legislation – threatening the safety of teachers and students. 

President Biden and Democrats delivered critical funding to keep schools open safely: 

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona: “Ninety-nine percent of schools are safely open for in-person learning and that is a testament to the hard work and partnership of school communities – particularly parents, educators, district leaders and school staff.”

Brookings: “Since the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden has identified safe reopening of public schools as a national priority.”

Every single Republican in Congress voted against providing critical resources to schools across the country: 

CNN: “Education Department completes distribution of $122 billion in school Covid-19 relief funding to states”

Oregon Public Broadcasting: “Laptops, staffing, a brand new gym: Federal funds help Oregon school districts improve physical and virtual school spaces”

Cleveland Scene: “A Year Later, American Rescue Plan Dollars Foster Learning in Ohio”