Last Tuesday, the House proposed a $26 billion bill to preserve the jobs of 300,000 people, including teachers and police officers; the President signed the bill right away during the one-day session with lawmakers around the nation.
The number of teacher layoffs has increased this year as a result of the recession’s affects on state budgets. Around $10 billion will be used to re-hire previously laid-off teachers and prevent any pending layoffs for this upcoming school year.
School districts nationwide have been suffering from the recent teacher layoffs, as teachers are the messengers of education. Hopefully this bill, along with the Race to the Top money that many states will begin to receive, will allow for the improvement of schools nationwide. At LifeBound, we believe that much of what makes a great education lies in the hands of teachers, which is why we provide academic training sessions with new and established teachers.
We want to help teachers in as many ways as possible, particularly in this time when education is going through so many significant changes. To learn more about our academic training sessions with teachers, visit www.lifebound.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs
By JIM ABRAMS
WASHINGTON – Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law.
Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session as Democrats declared a need to act before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession.
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