Joelle Beck is one of roughly 17,000 teachers in the state of Illinois to be laid off before the next school year begins. Due to a $1.5 million deficit in her district, she and 25 other teachers will not be going back to class in the fall.
Beck's story is increasingly common. With more than a quarter of a million teachers across the country facing layoffs, the educational future of American students is increasingly uncertain.
"Our students will be struggling to keep their heads above water in...Full Story