Our public education system is in uncharted territory. In our lifetime, we have never before been faced with a pandemic like COVID-19 that has necessitated school closures on a massive scale. Needless to say, school districts throughout the nation are facing one of the most challenging years in recent history.
The global coronavirus pandemic has imposed limitations and forced painful choices in nearly every aspect of our personal, professional, and public lives. Case in point: education. Pandemic-induced closures in the spring forced immediate adaptations as schools shifted to distance learning models, and now, nine months later, the impacts on schools, teachers, students, and families continue to intensify.
Amid an unprecedented national reckoning on racial justice, The Libra Foundation has rallied foundations from across the country to establish the Democracy Frontlines Fund.
PFS stands in support of this joint statement issued by the Association of Black Foundation Executives, or ABFE, a calling for greater commitment and cross-sector collaboration to combat the dual threats of coronavirus and racism.