300,000 education jobs lost, White House urges investment
August 18th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
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300,000 education jobs lost, White House urges investment

(CNN) - Budget cuts are forcing districts to scale back on teachers and staff, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer school days, according to a White House report released Saturday.

More than 300,000 education jobs have been lost since the end of the recession in June 2009, said the report, which was prepared by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council.

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  1. margo

    How are all those Dreamers going to get educated without throwing our own kids? (as usual)

    August 18, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  2. rob

    So a report from "the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council." that is critical of the Republicans in congress and supported by the National Teachers Union is a news report ????????????

    This is nothing more than a political ad taht CNN calls journalism. Just another example of the liberal media/Democrat propaganda machine at work.

    August 18, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. namryan

    Who needs education? After all Mr. Norquist only need someone able to sign above the line of whatever he wants. Education is dangerous, people might see through lies and understand what happens and Republicans hate that. It looks more and more like the movie "Idiocracy"...

    August 18, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. enuff

    Why is it that when there is a budget crunch, education is one of the first to be cut? No wonder the U.S. is lagging farther behind in our skills. With the republicans looking at cutting pell grants, etc., then I guess the dumbing down of America will continue to grow, and so will the division between the haves and have nots. Does anyone even realize that it is this kind of set up that produces union rebellions?

    August 18, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. gt

    nothing to do with parents sending there kids to private schools....or family having less childern...its only lack of money,,,,yea right...teachers union front and center...

    August 18, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  6. Pete

    This is previlent in Wisconsin with your maniacal republican governor Scott Walker giving his corporate handlers the Koch brothers and others multimillion dollar tax breaks then telling his states constintuants they have a state budget deficet that's going to cost jobs.He cut his public sector jobs extensivly to balance the budget at the cost of teachers and other public sector jobs or taking away their contract authority and some of their benefites..Citizens are so gullible in Wisconsin believing in everything this hypocrite says and people in his own precinct that know him know its BS because they been thru it before was he was a commissioner there.These republican governors are the ones killing jobs nationwide,its got to stop.State populations are growing so you need more teachers ,public sector jobs but because of these same governors kissing their corporate handlers butts its going to continue till they're ran out of office,its these states choice ,put up with continuing cuts plus raising state tax rates because of poor republican decisions or kick them out and get someone in there that's smart and cares,its up to you!!!It's your future and state,take care of it!!

    August 18, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  7. Anonymous

    300,000 lost jobs since 2009?
    Boy did the Republicans screw America - big time.
    Who'd have thought their Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 2010 rhetoric was to eliminate –not create– Jobs?
    Wanna bet we hear the same Jobs, Jobs, Jobs rhetoric from the right this election too?
    Romney/Ryan – No Millionaire Left Behind

    August 18, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  8. Lizzie

    So what's the big deal about bigger classes, when I went to school we had 40 in a class, but also discipline and showed respect to our teachers. Not like today where teachers are afraid to tell the students to sit down or even to do their homework.

    August 18, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. EX Republican

    Romney said he want to laid off teachers, police, fireman I guess his wish came to true.
    Romney is not for the middle class he a disater to america.

    August 18, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |