The federal government sent a lot of money to states to help with an anticipated COVID-related economic downturn. Turns out, states did not need that much money – but they may spend it anyway.
New research on Atlanta-metro students suggests they fell 7-8 months behind on learning during the pandemic.
The unprecedented wave of federal funding could be used to modernize public schools – the second-largest public infrastructure in our nation, behind only highways.
The federal minimum wage’s purchasing power has rarely been lower since it created in 1938 as part of the New Deal.