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asdf2231
10-16-2010, 02:17 PM
TPS teacher who watched Obama sign bill is laid off
Board not using $7.6M share to rehire workers
By CHRISTOPHER D. KIRKPATRICK
BLADE STAFF WRITER

As Toledo Public Schools teacher Amanda VanNess stood in the Oval Office and watched President Obama sign an education stimulus bill, she already knew she'd lost her teaching job back home to budget cuts and low seniority.

The $26 billion stimulus bill, designed to save 160,000 teacher and other government jobs across the nation, couldn't save her position at Pickett Elementary.

In fact, Ms. VanNess has been laid off twice from TPS this year.

TPS hasn't spent a dollar of the $7.6 million in teacher rehire money it received from the Aug. 10 bill, opting instead to save it for next school year to rehire or retain a myriad school employees - probably not teachers.

The legislation allows the one-time money to be spent that way over the two school years.

The hard-fought federal legislation was sold as a way for school districts to call back laid-off teachers or to save others from losing jobs. But as of Nov. 15, Ms. VanNess will be without a teaching assignment, according to TPS' human resources department.

Ms. VanNess, 25, couldn't be reached for this story, but the irony of her situation was featured in the Wall Street Journal last week and on television and talk radio.

More at the source: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101015/NEWS04/10140328

Constitutionally Speaking
10-16-2010, 09:13 PM
You mean the President LIED?????




:eek:

Bailey
10-16-2010, 10:03 PM
I guess the DUmmie backed the wrong horse. :D:D:D:D

m00
10-17-2010, 01:30 AM
I guess the DUmmie backed the wrong horse.

Don't you mean backed the wrong ass :D

noonwitch
10-18-2010, 11:37 AM
It's unfortunate that he was unable to stimulate her.

FlaGator
10-18-2010, 12:13 PM
I really love the title to this thread... :D