Ready to Hit the Ground Running in 2021

For generations, maintaining a leadership role in reshaping America’s public education agenda has always been an integral part of AASA’s DNA. Just a few days after the outcome of the 2020 elections, we were pleased to issue a set of proposed education policy recommendations for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.

We know that the new administration is looking for a path forward, and a healthy and quick response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic.

AASA is committed to having a strong professional and collaborative relationship with the next administration. The policy recommendations we are proposing culminate our efforts to set a new, positive course for American education and ensure America is a land of opportunity for every child.

The report, A New Education Vision for a New Administration, which was prepared by the AASA Policy and Advocacy Team, contains the following key recommendations:

  • Support public schools and the 90% of the K-12 students they educate
  • Repeal recent regulations that harm public school students and district operations
  • Ensure continuous and direct engagement between local education officials and the U.S. Department of Education

(Click here to read the AASA press release.)

AASA congratulates President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on their victory. We stand ready to support an administration that understands and highlights the importance of our nation’s public schools and the roles they play in preparing our students, bolstering our economy and securing our nation’s future.

We welcome the chance to work with a new Secretary of Education who will support public schools and won’t shy away from working directly with the educators and school system leaders doing the important work of running our nation’s public schools, especially in the midst of the pandemic.

For additional questions about the report, please contact Sasha Pudelski, AASA advocacy director, at spudelski@aasa.org.

Dan Domenech is the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

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