The American Jobs Act proposed by president Obama last month would save nearly 400,000 educator jobs if states spent all the money in one year, according to a report released today by the White House.
The legislation is part of a nearly $450 billion package that would include $30 billlion to prevent teacher layoffs, and $25 billion for school modernization and repair.
It's hard not to see some political motivation in the report released today. At the start of a conference call with reporters to discuss the numbers, Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, mentioned recent remarks by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the House Majority Leader. Cantor indicated that the American Jobs Act essentially was dead on arrival...
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
White House Says Bill Would Save 400,000 Education Jobs
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