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.
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.
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.