Jobs proposal would provide funds for school modernization

Sept. 9, 2011
President also wants funding to prevent more teacher layoffs

From The Washington Post: President Barack Obama says his new jobs plan would put thousands of teachers in every state back to work, and repair and modernize tens of thousands of schools. The president’s plan would spend $25 billion on school infrastructure to modernize at least 35,000 public schools, including spending on computer labs and on emergency repairs. He would spend an additional $35 billion to prevent layoffs of up to 280,000 teachers and support the hiring of thousands more.

Also...From The Hill: A White House summary of Obama’s proposal says that funds could be used for a range of emergency repair and renovation projects, greening and energy efficiency upgrades, asbestos abatement and removal, and modernization efforts to build new science and computer labs and to upgrade technology in schools.

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