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New education report shows cutbacks in teachers and staff

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(WTVR) - A new report shoes that more than 3,000 education jobs have been cut since 2009.

The 2008 recession forced a lot of school districts to make budget cuts that reduced the number of teachers and staff, which means larger class sizes and fewer school days.

The report says the consequences are lower graduation rates and achievement levels.

It also praises President Obama's $25 billion plan to strengthen public education, while criticizing House Republicans for passing a budget that would cut spending for education.