Teacher Who Served as Symbol of Jobs Measure Gets Laid Off
An article about how widespread teacher layoffs were only temporarily minimized. With many of our largest states and cities essentially bankrupt, it's going to be grim:
For a while, it looked like a federal measure aimed at supporting teachers and other state and local workers had helped save Amanda VanNess's job. It turned out it was only a temporary reprieve.
In July, the 25-year-old Ms. VanNess lost her job teaching kindergarten at Pickett Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio, as a result of cuts that came after voters rejected an income-tax increase aimed at shoring up a budget deficit at the Toledo Public School District.
- OCTOBER 9, 2010