The 2019 – 2020 school year has proven to be very hard for many families across the U.S. Together we’ve advocated for equitable resources, improved educational policies and a better funding formula for public schools. Now, we are doing virtual learning which many public school districts are finding isn’t as easy as people think.
Public schools in Georgia are currently now working to ensure they can pay the salaries of educators. Those who are still working virtually and physically through COVID-19 food relief efforts and social services calls to families in the mist of this crisis.
Our educators risking their lives in the field deserve to be protected too!
The Small Business Administration website reported: “The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding.” The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) sets aside $349 billion in the stimulus law called the CARES Act to help small businesses keep their workers on the payroll. At just before noon (EST) on Thursday, less than two weeks after it started, the program ran out of money. The SBA shut down its application and ceased enrolling new lenders in the program.
Our teachers and educational workers are essential to the success, growth and development of our children.
Those on the front lines are doing a great service for Americans. They learned their skill from educators, who too are in the field making sure that our children in public schools are receiving resources needed to be sustained during this crisis. Education is already an area that is gasping for air in regards to the support need from our nation’s leaders and local communities. We must not let educators to unprotected during this time.
Our educators in non traditional schools
Non traditional schools in Georgia that are serving children who deserve and need quality teachers. Many schools around Metro Atlanta and throughout the state are operated by educational non profit organizations committed to providing our children with better educational options.
Check out this article for more ways on how to advocate for our teachers, educators, non traditional public schools and academic programs educating Georgia’s children.
Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.