Many teachers keep jobs thanks to stimulus funds
Federal stimulus money has kept tens of thousands of teachers from losing their jobs this year, according to preliminary data from several states obtained by The Associated Press. In California, some 62,000 jobs in public schools and universities were saved or created with stimulus funds, according to the data. The $787 billion stimulus package allocated billions of dollars this year to states expected to come up short on education budgets.
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
Really are you sure it wasn't because of Obamas fave people the Union?
The governing body of the Los Angeles teachers union Wednesday night overwhelmingly rejected a deal negotiated and signed by their president that sharply reduced work opportunities for veteran substitute teachers by giving preference to recently laid-off teachers.
Los Angeles Unified School District issued about 27,000 temporary pink slips to teachers, but permanently laid off a little more than 2,000.
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Answer by PsWifey at 4:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
Phase3~ It seems that slowly the jobs are being recovered. Mind you, I said slowly. We continue to lose jobs in the farming sector in my area but that is due to government infighting at the state level, a three year drought and the importing of many produce items from other countries rather than from the Central Valley. I would like to see some of that stimulus money to go toward the agricultural infrastructure specifically in the area of water availability, farmer access to water and safer working conditions for farm laborers. I say a prayer of thanks to those folks at every meal! Thank you to all who have shared instances from their own communities where they can see or have heard of positive things coming about from the stimulus. There is too much negativity floating around. It just seemed a good day to look for something positive.
Answer by PsWifey at 4:22 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
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