At the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin famously said, “We must all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” In the here and now, the private school community is hanging together to get through this extraordinary and difficult time.
You know that CAPE is in the nation’s capital, fighting to make sure that private schools are included in federal relief packages for K-12. But do not forget that State CAPEs across the country are in the trenches, working each and every day with governors, ombudsmen, and schools to ensure that private schools weather this storm. Meanwhile, CAPE’s national member organizations are doing yeoman’s work in the halls of Congress (if only remotely) and with their schools’ administrators and teachers.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Agudath Israel of America, and the Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) have been particularly engaged on the advocacy front, as well as two CAPE member organizations that have set up indispensable coronavirus resource web pages:
These pages are being continually updated with everything from invitations to webinars, to analyses of federal policies, so make visiting them a regular part of your day.
However, CAPEs work would not be possible without the support and tireless efforts of all of its member organizations, listed below. As always, it’s a team effort.