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Budgeting Teacher Layoffs

In a Washington Post op-ed, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the economic case for the education jobs bill:

Because unemployed teachers have to cut back on spending, local businesses and overall economic activity suffer. And the costs of decreased learning time and support for students will be felt not just in the next year or two but will reduce our productivity for decades to come.

Meanwhile, North Carolina teacher Cindi Rigsbee is furious after reading that her state is cutting teaching jobs even while maintaining its budget (to the tune of $14 million) for out-of-state atheletes' college tuition.

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