Just as I was reading The Washington Post article headlined Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer, this next report came out:
BREAKING: 1.4 million Americans filed *new* unemployment claims last week — the highest level in weeks.
Rising layoffs are an alarm bell that Congress needs to pass more stimulus.
Overall, 20.6 million Americans are on unemployment aid as we head into holidays pic.twitter.com/iuHMK4692L
— Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) December 17, 2020
We should obviously all be concerned on a basic human level, and educators – and policy makers – should also remember The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.
Let’s all hope for a federal stimulus package – soon!