Morton: "Alabama Likely to Lose Nearly 3,000 Education Jobs"

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Birmingham News reported that Alabama school superintendent Joe Morton told Congress Wednesday that the reduced staffing will also threaten education reform efforts.

Morton surveyed the state's 132 public school districts earlier this week and found plans to lay off 2,827 people, based on the 2011 education budget approved by the Alabama Legislature.

At the same time, Morton said, the student population will rise by 1,781.

Morton was testifying in Washington before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing about education funding.

Congress is considering an extension of the stimulus law that specifically targets education-related jobs.

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  • by rooster Location: Meridian on Apr 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM
    This is a headline that we should see throughout our country. Our schools are nothing more than indoctrination centers and care little about educating our children. The fewer gestapo style teachers employed at taxpayer expense the better for our children and nation. Now if we could just get rid of the Dept. of Education and leave it up to the states to determine the needs of our childrens education.
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