Governors are applying pressure to Congress and the White House to approve federal funding to prevent students from shouldering the impact of hundreds of thousands of education-related layoffs.
Time is running out for Sherry Driscoll, a special education teacher in Winchester, Mass., who learned last month that she will be laid off at the end of this school year.
She has three children and is the sole breadwinner for her family. They live in a rental house and that monthly bill competes with her crippling student loan bill for attention. “I have no savings and no idea how I will care for my family,” Driscoll says.
By Samantha Kappalman and Cynthia McCabe Calling it the right thing for the country, the economy and the nation’s children, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday threw his support behind the National Education Association’s effort to get through Congress emergency legislation that will help save the jobs of 125,000 educators now facing layoffs. NEA is urging … Continued