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Obama Focuses On Education

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(North Las Vegas, NV) —  President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney’s spending cuts would cripple schools while his tax cuts shower more breaks on millionaires.

And he says Romney’s running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, has already helped thwart efforts to rehire teachers laid off during the recession.

In a rally at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas, Nev., Obama said GOP stinginess on education is “unfair to our kids” and “foolish for our future.”

Obama’s remarks were interrupted briefly by heckling. When the shouting subsided, he told the crowd, “That young man probably needed a good teacher.”

Barbara, a teacher’s aide with the Clark County School District said she needs help doing her job.

“I am fighting against so many other odds. I don’t know what the home situation is either. I don’t know how the kids will respond to the efforts that we put forth to teach them. And if anybody is trying to take our resources away, then that’s the wrong person for the job.”

Obama said 300,000 teachers had been laid off because of budget cuts and that his stimulus helped save more than 4,000.

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