Published Online: October 25, 2011
Published in Print: October 26, 2011, as U.S. Senate Rejects Teacher Jobs Bills

News in Brief

U.S. Senate Rejects Teacher Jobs Bills

Despite a campaign-style push by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate last week scuttled pared-back jobs legislation aimed at helping state and local governments avoid teacher layoffs.

The $35 billion bill failed on a 50-50 test vote that fell well short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster. Three Democrats voted against the legislation, and two others said they couldn’t support the president’s underlying plan.

The bill, which included $30 billion for hiring or retaining teachers and other school staff, had been broken off from the president's $447 billion jobs measure that failed earlier in the month.

Vol. 31, Issue 09, Page 4

Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented