Obama Administration Makes Emergency Funding Request for Teachers
Fox News ^ | 5/14/10 | Stephen Clark
Posted on May 14, 2010 2:27:22 PM PDT by jimbo123
Despite President Obama’s pledge for honest budgeting and billions of dollars in stimulus money spent to save teachers’ jobs, the Education Department is asking for off-the-books emergency funding to keep local districts from laying off school teachers next school year.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent Democratic lawmakers a request Thursday to pass a $26 billion emergency supplemental to fund up to 300,000 teachers’ jobs that he says will otherwise be lost in the fall.
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