Wisconsin Teacher Urges Congress: Stand Up for Education Funding

This week, students at Ellsworth Community High School were lining up to ask Shelly Moore what classes they should take and what she’d be teaching next semester.

Moore had to look her students in the eye and tell them she wouldn’t be teaching anything. As of June, this 13-year veteran teacher won’t have a job.

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Share Your Story on Your Senators’ Facebook Pages

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.

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Educators Teach Congress the Meaning of ‘Layoff’

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

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Medications or the Dollar Menu?

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 – an amount that would mean choosing between medications for her son, who has a rare disease requiring chemotherapy, and putting food on the table.

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Is Your Job at Risk?

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

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