Please join fellow AFT members around the nation in urging the U.S. Department of Education to support struggling schools without destabilizing successful schools.
While we appreciate the intent of the Department’s proposed rules requiring that federal aid be used to “supplement, not supplant” state and local funding for schools, the proposal needs to be fixed or it could wreak havoc on thousands of schools. We’re asking the department to fix the proposed rules by:
- Requiring “leveling up” of state and/or local funds;
- Giving districts more time to design plans for achieving equity;
- Inserting language requiring districts to level up spending rather than destabilizing schools by shifting resources; and
- Ensuring that the necessary resources, including staff, are allocated to ensure stability for students and workers.
Join us in asking the Department of Education to fix “supplement, not supplant” so that the rules support struggling schools without destabilizing successful schools. Sign the petition here!