Last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed $10 billion in funding for education jobs with a vote of 239-182. Thank you to all of you who called and emailed your Representatives!
The Senate will take up educator jobs funding after the July 4 recess. If the bill passes it will save an estimated 138,000 educator jobs.
The action by the House comes at a critical time. School budgets across the country have already been cut to the bone, forcing high numbers of teacher layoffs. Here in Connecticut many towns and districts are struggling and have had to close schools, cancel programs, and lay of educators. This bill would provide important support for Connecticut’s students and schools.