[caption id="attachment_104571" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sequestration would "jeopardize our nation's ability to develop and support an educated, skilled workforce that can compete in the global economy," Duncan told a Senate panel. (Albert H. Teich/Shutterstock.com)[/caption]

Services would have to be slashed for more than 1.8 million disadvantaged students and thousands of teachers and aides would lose their jobs if automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget kick in as a result of lawmakers’ failure to agree on deficit-reduction measures, Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned July 25.

He urged Congress to find an alternative...

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