May 06, 2021 Warren, Markey urge Senate leadership to include long-term investments for schools in next funding package

“It is critical that Congress provides sufficient, long-term funding to address the existing and worsened inequities facing our students.”

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are among a group of lawmakers urging Senate leadership to ensure that long-term investments for schools recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic are included in the next major funding package. 

In a letter jointly addressed to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, the Massachusetts Democrats wrote that additional funding is needed for elementary and secondary schools to “accelerate students’ academic progress, address students’ social-emotional needs, and target the significant inequities in public education” — all issues that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Ron Wyden of Oregon co-signed the letter with the Massachusetts lawmakers.


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By:  Dialynn Dwyer