No single person was more responsible than Harry Reid when the U.S. Senate in August passed an education jobs bill to prevent class sizes from ballooning, stave off the elimination of school subjects such as arts, music and languages, and keep 161,000 educators in our schools î º all while reducing the national deficit.
Even though Congress flew back to Washington for an emergency vote and President Obama signed legislation speeding funds to states to stave off massive layoffs of educators, some school superintendents and governors are claiming they’ll hit the breaks on any rehiring.
Harry Reid at Netroots Nation. What is the Senate doing about the education bill?
“For the times they are a changing.” That line from a popular Bob Dylan song from the ’60s rings especially true today in the ever-expanding and influential universe known as the blogosphere.
The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling upon their colleagues in the U.S. Senate to approve legislation to prevent hundreds of thousands of layoffs that will negatively impact students nationwide.