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Unspent billions fuel frustration over closed schools, Biden’s pricey relief package

In this July 13, 2020, file photo, a gate is locked at the closed Ranchito Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. After weeks of tense negotiations, California legislators agreed Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

By David Sherfinski and S.A. Miller

The Washington Times

Just $6 billion of the nearly $130 billion earmarked for K-12 schools in President Biden’s coronavirus relief package is slated to go out the door before October, according to Congress’ official budget scorekeeper.

And most of the $113 billion for schools from previous relief packages hasn’t been spent yet.

The projections lend credence to the notion that the $1.9 trillion relief package Congress is rushing to pass needs to be better targeted, particularly the spending to reopen schools.

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