US Politics Obama Years Public date: 25.02.2019 20:17:58

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27 May 2010

100,000 Teachers Nationwide Face Layoffs

Senior congressional Democrats and the Obama administration scrambled Wednesday to line up support for $23 billion in federal aid to avert an estimated 100,000 or more school layoffs in a brutal year for education budgets coast to coast. As early as Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee expects to take up a bill that couples the school funding with spending for the Afghanistan war -- a measure that has bipartisan support. But a parallel push in the Senate stalled this week after a leading proponent concluded that he couldn't muster enough votes to surmount Republican opposition.
Senior congressional Democrats and the Obama administration scrambled Wednesday to line up support for $23 billion in...

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