On the eve of a school year where teacher cuts would have meant overcrowded classrooms and further burdens on underfunded school systems, Congressman Zack Space today welcomed Congressional action that will save the jobs of more than 300 teachers in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.
Late yesterday, the Senate finally moved on the legislation -- and early next week, House Members will return to Washington to cast their vote for teachers and the students they teach.
"The last thing our students need is more teacher cuts," Space said. "In the midst of this economic crisis, our schools in Ohio are already struggling. This crucial legislation will relieve some of that stress by keeping more teachers in the classroom."
"Our children deserve the very best education we can give them," Space continued. "Education is fundamental to their future and the opportunities they will have later in life. This legislation will make sure children get more individual attention from their teachers. More teachers in the classroom means students will have more opportunities to succeed in school and in life."
The bill -- which the House plans to vote on Tuesday -- will provide states with funding designated for teachers, including $22 million for the 18th District of Ohio.
That amount, according to the National Education Association, means more than 300 jobs for Ohio's 18th Congressional District.
Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He has been working to restore integrity to the office, and to create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio. Recently, Congressman Space launched FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO, the second phase of his plan to provide long-term economic growth in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.