Obama On Education and Protecting Teachers Jobs
So much for Scott Walkers ideas..
Does the Republican party understand a ‘jobs plan’?
Think about it.
The $30 billion package to fill in the gaps left by slashed state education budgets failed to get a passing grade from Capitol Hill. And with summer vacation about to start across the country, a wave of teacher firings is expected to happen at a delicate moment for the recovery.
“All across America – tens of thousands of teachers are getting laid off,” Obama warned in the address broadcast Saturday. “In Pennsylvania alone, there are 9,000 fewer educators in our schools today than just a year ago. In Ohio, the number is close to 7,000. And nationwide, over the past three years, school districts have lost over 250,000 educators.
“When there are fewer teachers in our schools, class sizes start climbing up,” he said. “Our students start falling behind. And our economy takes a hit.”
It is not as simple as Romney or Walker thinks. BTW, teachers really get screwed on their retirement too, but that is another issue altogether.