[caption id="attachment_106677" align="alignleft" width="150"] In his address, Obama said a House Republican budget would make conditions worse because it would cut education spending to help pay for new tax cuts for the wealthy.[/caption]

Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes, and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.

The study concluded that 300,000 education jobs have been lost since the official end of the recession in 2009...

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