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.
State North Carolina
By Alain Jehlen Brianna Clegg, a Stockton, California, fourth grade teacher, was having a fabulous day. She was being celebrated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education as a ‘Teacher of Excellence’ in English instruction and she was walking on air. ‘So I went home with my award in hand, opened my mailbox and … Continued
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.
Cheryl Virgil, a teaching assistant at Lingerfeldt Elementary School in North Carolina’s Gaston County School District, is worried about her family’s future. She already struggles to make ends meet, but her meager salary could be cut by $1,400 â€“ an amount that would mean choosing between medications for her son, who has a rare disease requiring chemotherapy, and putting food on the table.
Across the country, educators are packing up their belongings for the end of the school year. But without intervention now from Congress in the form of the $23 billion Education Jobs Fund nearly 300,000 of them will not have a job to return to in the fall. Because of state budget cuts, nearly 80 percent … Continued
By the first week of each month North Carolina teacher Gina Moretto Frutig has only $27 left. Her children â€“ both at home and in the classroom â€“ need politicians to pay attention.
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.
By Cynthia McCabe April 7, 2010 ‘“ If parents think their children’s classrooms are already too crowded and their teachers are stretched too thin, they’re going to be horrified by what looms next school year when hundreds of thousands of educators will be laid off if the U.S. Senate fails to pass jobs relief … Continued
In classrooms, breakrooms and online forums, educators have been talking about what effect the blueprint would have on the work they do with the nation’s children.