As of May, states and school districts had yet to spend 93% of the education funding allocated to them under the Democrats’ agenda. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Meanwhile, low-income students are struggling to recover from the loss of academic learning caused by the pandemic and extended school closures.
Studies have shown that students in low-income schools are 13 months behind their peers in high-income schools, likely because more low-income schools have closed their classrooms and parental concerns for their children were not taken into account.
US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) presented the Raising Expectations with Children’s Opportunity Vouchers for Resumption of Education (RECOVER) Act empower parents to address the learning loss crisis facing today’s students by providing unspent funds directly to them to cover tutoring, instructional materials, and other educational expenses .
- “Low-income students shouldn’t have to suffer because Democrats kept schools closed far longer than when the CDC gave them the green light to reopen. This bill would allow parents to help their children catch up on what they missed rather than relying solely on union-run school systems. – Senator Rubio
- “States and school districts have spent only a fraction of the education funds they received as part of the Democrats’ US bailout, leaving children helpless as they struggle to recover. school setbacks. It’s clear that big government bailouts won’t solve our education crisis. That’s why the RECOVER Act allows those funds to go to a much better steward: parents. I urge all my colleagues to join me on this bill that would give parents the means to help their children flourish again. – Senator Scott
Click here for a full list of Senate co-sponsors. Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) introduces complementary legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Go back… Rubio led the charge reopen schools in 2021.