President Obama calls on Congress to act on educator layoffs

President Barack Obama, August 18, 2012

The new school year has begun or is soon to begin. For way too many students, though, that means larger class sizes and fewer school programs because of continuing educator layoffs — 7,000 last month alone — according to a White House report released yesterday.

President Barack Obama, in his weekly address to the nation, called on Congress yesterday to prevent further layoffs and rehire educators who have lost their jobs.

“Teachers matter. Most work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies – just to make a difference. They give everything for our kids – and in return, we should invest in them,” said President Obama. [View Article]

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