BAC Urges Members of Congress to Support Rebuilding America's Schools
BAC President James Boland joined Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), and Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) on January 30th as they introduced the Rebuild America's Schools Act in Congress.
America's 100,000 public school buildings are on average 44 years old. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives them an overall grade of D+ for the conditions they are in. BAC President Boland stated, "It is critically important that we rebuild our crumbling school facilities now so that our students are able to attend schools that are conducive to learning and that our teachers can do their important work in safe and healthy environment. And when we rebuild our schools, we must rebuild them with our skilled trades workers."
"The Rebuild America's Schools Act provides much needed investment to address our urgent school infrastructure needs. It will stimulate the economy and create nearly 2 million good-paying jobs. The time to rebuild our schools is NOW," said President Boland.