Fast Fix: Money for Teacher Jobs and School Repairs, Who Will Get What?

US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Melody Barnes, and Carmel Martin

President Obama’s recently proposed American Jobs Act includes some 60 billion dollars to save 280,000 teacher jobs and repair dilapidated schools. If passed, how will the money be distributed, what will be the criteria, and will the money reach your school district in time to make a difference this year?

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May 8, 2009
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Arne Duncan is the U.S Secretary of Education appointed by President Barack Obama. Melody C. Barnes is was chosen by President Barack Obama to serve as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council for his administration. Carmel Martin is Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education.
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