AASA Supports Obama Jobs Proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kitty Porterfield, kporterfield@aasa.org, 703-774-6953

Arlington, Va., Sept. 9, 2011 - Daniel Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act:

"The American Jobs Act would devote $25 billion to the renovation of 35,000 schools and $30 billion to preventing the layoff of 280,000 teachers. Keeping teachers in our classrooms is essential to meeting the educational needs of our students. Creating jobs that will make much needed repairs to our schools is a win-win situation. We urge Congress to move towards the immediate passage of the American Jobs Act."

Additional information about the American Jobs Act.

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AASApage.

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