Districts nationwide still expect to lay off 135,000 teachers

08/20/2010 | CNNMoney

Despite an influx of federal funds, experts predict that 135,000 teachers will be out of work this year because of cuts to education funding. As the school year begins, many districts face increased class sizes, decreased workforces, fewer programs and new student fees. In California's Modesto City Schools district, the head of the teachers union said students in kindergarten through third grade will get less individual attention after the district raised average class sizes from 20 to 25 to help fill a $25 million budget shortfall.

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