Friday, July 16, 2010

Teachers jobs- education funding

The U.S. House of Representatives just delivered a major victory for America’s educators. Now, we have to keep up the pressure and get the Senate on board.

Thanks to your calls, letters, and visits, the House approved $10 billion in new funds to prevent over 130,000 educators from being laid off -- averting severe cuts that would hurt students, teachers, education support professionals, and our public schools.

Now the bill moves to the Senate, where we face a challenging path. It’ll take a massive show of support from members like you to make sure the Senate votes to approve these vital funds.

Call 1-866-608-6355 to be automatically connected to your Senator’s office. Make sure your Senator knows that education jobs are important to you.

With many states facing budget shortfalls, hundreds of thousands of teachers’ and education support professionals’ jobs are at risk.

But this challenge is about much more than protecting jobs. Our students’ futures shouldn’t be put in danger by today’s short-sighted budget decisions.

Education jobs funding would keep our public schools strong -- making sure that our students get the quality public education they deserve.

That’s why I’m asking you to call your Senator today and speak up for education and kids.

Dial 1-866-608-6355 and tell your Senator to support America’s students and educators.

Let’s raise our voices and make sure the Senate knows how much is riding on this critical funding.

Thanks for getting involved.

Dennis Van Roekel
National Education Association
P.S. Please visit for the latest news on this important legislation.
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