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ERIC Number: EJ940705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-14
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Jobs Plan Highlights Education
Klein, Alyson
Education Week, v31 n3 p1, 22 Sep 2011
President Barack Obama is putting new money to save educators' jobs and help states refurbish aging school facilities at the center of a nearly $450 billion plan to jump-start the sluggish economy. The author talks about the president's plan which is sure to face hurdles in a politically polarized Washington where one house of Congress is controlled by Republicans wary of federal spending increases. The proposals that the president unveiled in a Sept. 8 speech to Congress, including $30 billion over two years to help preserve an estimated 280,000 teacher jobs, are certain to reignite arguments about whether the nearly $100 billion for education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 lived up to its economic and school improvement promises. The president also is proposing $25 billion over one year for school renovations, which he said could pay for makeovers of at least 35,000 schools. Both proposals will likely face a rough legislative road.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Elementary and Secondary Education Act