Clearly, there is a major opportunity to overhaul our school infrastructure. The Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act provides this opportunity with a $130 billion investment to address critical infrastructure needs in schools. Recently, President Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposed reducing the grant program from $100 billion to $50 billion. It is imperative that Congress restores this funding to a full $100 billion in any infrastructure package. Bonds are heavily reliant on local property values, putting low-income areas are at a disadvantage in this funding stream. This $100 billion in grant funding is absolutely necessary for the low-income schools that need it the most to afford infrastructure repair.
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