Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer with other Democrats speaking on the Better Deal. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Chuck Schumer and other leading Democrats announced the second prong in as many days of their "Better Deal" economic agenda Tuesday, which aims to increase teacher salaries, improve school infrastructure, and empower teacher unions.

Why it matters: Teachers, who are striking across the country for better wages and working conditions, have threatened to vote unsupportive members out of office. Meanwhile, this policy gives teachers a clear look at where the Democratic Party stands on the issue.

The details: The "Better Deal" includes five major goals.

  1. Dedicate $50 billion over 10 years to states to increase teacher compensation and retention.
  2. Establish a $50 billion fund for school infrastructure and resources.
  3. Increase capacity in Title I schools where children from low income families are given opportunities and access to diverse programs.
  4. Protect teachers' freedom to negotiate, right to join unions, and collectively bargain.
  5. Meet a federal commitment to fund special education programs.

The funding: Schumer and Pelosi, in a USA Today editorial, said they plan on revisiting recent tax cuts passed by President Trump "for the 1%" and redistributing funding to education.

Read the entire proposal here.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 20,158,258 — Total deaths: 738,063 — Total recoveries: 12,388,686Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 5,116,791 — Total deaths: 164,137 — Total recoveries: 1,670,755 — Total tests: 62,513,174Map.
  3. States: Florida reports another daily record for deaths State testing plans fall short of demand.
  4. Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 2 has a personal connection to COVID-19.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. 🏈 Sports: Big Ten scraps fall football season due to coronavirus.

Big Ten postpones fall sports due to coronavirus

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The Big Ten announced Tuesday that it has voted to postpone its 2020 fall sports season, including football, due to risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, hoping instead to play in the spring.

Why it matters: The move from one of the most prominent conferences in college sports will almost certainly prompt other Power Five leagues to follow suit.

13 of Biden's former rivals to appear together at Democratic convention

Democratic presidential candidates at the primary debate in Charleston, SC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

In a show of unity at the Democratic National Convention, 13 of Joe Biden's former 2020 challengers will appear via video to talk about the party's vision for the country and how they'll work with Biden to get it done.

Why it matters: Coalescing around Biden and his eventual running mate will help Democrats head into the general election against President Trump with a united front — unlike what they did in 2016.