Sign this petition to rebuild our schools and support students!
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While Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos try to force our students back into school in the middle of a pandemic, it's clear that our students weren't in safe conditions to begin with.
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, 24% of our nation’s school buildings are in fair or poor condition. Students deserve healthy, clean, safe physical environments so they can focus on learning. When millions of American students return to school in-person, it will become more pressing than ever that we make our school meet the demands of 21st century learning. No school should have water systems contaminated with lead. And our schools need improved ventilation systems to curb the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.
This pandemic has also highlighted the need for sufficient broadband access. How can we expect students to learn remotely if their internet isn't fast enough to host video conferences? And our schools need structures and technology to meet the challenges of the future to best prepare students for a rapidly changing economy.
We should have rebuilt our schools before the pandemic, but it's more important now than ever before!