[caption id="attachment_57042" align="alignleft" width="215" caption="While it provides a small boost for education, Obama's budget may have a tough time meeting approval."][/caption]President Barack Obama's budget request for increased education spending is likely to face a tough fight against Republicans — and even if ends up being approved, the extra money wouldn't stave off another round of layoffs and classroom cuts expected this year as federal aid dries up and states struggle to recover from the recession..

The 4.35 percent increase that Obama proposed on Feb. 14 would go toward expanding


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