Thousands of teachers' jobs may be at risk

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Thousands of teachers in grades K through 12 are at risk of losing their jobs next year due to proration in the state education trust fund. School leaders told lawmakers that 235-million dollars is needed in the 2011 education trust fund to prevent 35 hundred teachers from losing their jobs.

The Alabama Education Association is upset with the news and said that they will work ddiligentlywith the Alabama legislator to come up with a solution for the budget problem.

Governor Bob Riley is looking at some "creative math" to help save teaching jobs. He told the media, "The people in Alabama expect lawmakers to do what they're having to do; and that is to do with the resources that are available.

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