Van Roekel: ‘We will not bow to individuals and special interests who want to dismantle the rights of working people and the stability of middle class families.’
State North Carolina
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.
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
Of the 12 grant recipients named so far, only one, Hawaii, is located west of the Mississippi River. And Hawaii only qualifies for $75 million in funding, compared to $700 million for New York.
Congress listened and the U.S. House today authorized $10 billion in emergency funds for the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act â€” legislation that will speed money to states to keep teachers and support professionals working.
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.
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