Congress Passes Emergency Funds for Teachers, But Will They Get Their Jobs Back?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Earlier this month, Congress passed $26 billion in stimulus spending, $10 billion of which was aimed at rehiring public school teachers who had lost their jobs because of budget cutbacks. The Department of Education estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 people in public schools across the country have either been fired or risk losing their jobs because of budget cuts.

Louise Story, New York Times finance reporter, explains why some school districts may not be hiring them back, even though they now have the funds.


Louise Story

Produced by:

Blakeney Schick

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