Educators: Talk to Vice-president Biden Monday at 5:00 p.m.

CEA encourages Association members to join Vice-president Joe Biden in a conference call on Monday, September 12, at 5:00 p.m. (Colorado time).

Vice-president Biden wants to hear from educators about jobs and the importance of maintaining teacher and support professional jobs in our public schools. On the call, the Vice-president will discuss the Obama Administration’s commitment to preventing educator layoffs through the American Jobs Act that the President introduced last week in Congress.

Date of Call: Monday, September 12, 2011
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. in Colorado

Please plan to dial in 5-7 minutes early
Call Number: (800) 260-0719
Participant Access Code: 216646

NOTE: This call is closed to the media.

About the American Jobs Act & Teachers: As many as 280,000 education jobs are on the chopping block in the upcoming school year due to continued state budget constraints. These cuts could have a significant impact on children’s education, through the reduction of school days, increased class size, and the elimination of key classes and services.

The President’s plan will support state and local efforts to retain, rehire, and hire early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators, including teachers, guidance counselors, classroom assistants, after-school personnel, tutors, and literacy and math coaches.  These efforts will help ensure that schools are able to keep teachers in the classroom, preserve or extend the regular school day and school year, and support important after-school activities.

To watch the President’s speech or to find out more:

White House-American Jobs Act

NEA Education Votes site

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