The President sends his jobs bill to Congress tonight.
You can help get this bill passed by sending a letter to your lawmaker. Here’s a link to NYSUT’s letters to support the American Jobs Act.
The American Federation of Teachers has started a page for people to say what kinds of jobs they would like in their community.
Tor Cowan, AFT’s legislative director, notes that the American Jobs Act focuses on putting educators back in their classrooms. He quotes President Obama:
“Pass this jobs bill, and thousands of teachers in every state will go back to work. These are the men and women charged with preparing our children for a world where the competition has never been tougher. But while they’re adding teachers in places like South Korea, we’re laying them off in droves. It’s unfair to our kids. It undermines their future and ours. And it has to stop. Pass this bill, and put our teachers back in the classroom where they belong.”