CEC Endorses Senate Bill to Establish an Educator Job Fund
On Wednesday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Educator Job Fund Act, which would provide state and local school districts more than $260 billion to create a grant program focused on teacher pay, recruitment, and training.
The bill also creates separate grants to help schools fund various health safety measures, establish teacher and school leader residency programs, and target funding to preparation programs at Minority-Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities to increase diversity within the profession.
The bill maintains a diversity and equity focus, ensuring that states maintain funding levels for low-income schools who receive grant money from the Educator Jobs Fund. The bill is similar to a bill released last month by Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT) that would also establish an Education Jobs Fund.
CEC was proud to endorse both measures.