The $10 billion in new money that Congress just approved for schools to rehire teachers, counselors, and support workers is instead being set aside by school districts worried about cuts to come in the current school year, reports the New York Times. As schools handed out pink slips to teachers this spring, states made a beeline to Washington to plead for money for their ravaged education budgets. But now that the federal government has come through, some of the nation’s biggest school districts are balking at using their share of the money to hire teachers right away. With the economic...
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