SAUSD teacher’s complaints to Obama about layoffs hits the AP wire

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SAUSD teacher Isa de Quesada complained to President Barack Obama when he was in Costa Mesa recently for a townhall meeting.  You may recall that the audience booed SAUSD Superintendent Jane Russo when Obama mentioned she was there.

Now de Quesada’s complaint about teacher layoffs has made the AP wire:

Santa Ana, Calif., English teacher Isa de Quesada is waiting to hear whether the stimulus dollars will bring her and 10 other teachers back to their school this fall. If not, class sizes at her school and others could swell, hurting the emphasis on quality education.

“Right now, I have 40 in two of my classes; we could go to 50 to 55 next year,” she said in an interview.

Recently, de Quesada had the chance to ask Obama about it in person when the president visited for a town hall meeting: “How are we going to make sure that money comes to our districts?” she said.

Obama replied that “the lion’s share” of the money is to keep teachers on the job.

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