For Immediate Release
Contact: Omar Tewfik

AFSCME Applauds Congressional Proposal to Invest $100 Billion in America’s Public Schools

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in support of the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, which would make a much-needed $100 billion investment in America’s public schools:

“There’s nothing more important to the strength of our communities than the quality of our schools. But for too long, schools have been neglected, starved of the investments our children need to thrive.

“Millions of students and education professionals spend all day in unsafe facilities without basic resources. Lack of proper air conditioning forced students in Ohio out of school last year; the year before, thousands of children in Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead in drinking water. AFSCME applauds Chairman Bobby Scott for the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, which would provide $100 billion to address critical physical and digital infrastructure needs in schools across the country.”