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Harry Reid statement on Teacher Appreciation Week



harryreid1-150x150-8962243-2048662WASHINGTON, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week:

“I appreciate and admire Nevada’s teachers for the impact they have on our children and the future of our state. In the wake of crippling state budget cuts and increasing class sizes, Nevada’s teachers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide quality instruction for the future leaders of our state. I understand the role teachers play, and to help them improve student performance, I will continue working to help our education system have the resources it needs to recruit teachers, improve training, reward effectiveness and embrace innovation.”

Throughout his career, Reid has supported Nevada teachers by fighting for additional resources at the federal level and securing funding for Nevada for important school improvements. Reid also led passage of the Economic Recovery Act, which provided over $500 million in funding for Nevada’s schools to help prevent teacher layoffs and create jobs for educators across the state. The Recovery Act also included funding to help address teacher shortages in the state and provide thousands of new jobs for individuals seeking to enter the teaching field.

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