FACT CHECK: Jobs Plan Makes Many Assumptions

Barack Obama Jobs Plan
Barack Obama Jobs Plan

By Kimberly Hefling

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a startling statistic on the state of American schools: An estimated 280,000 teaching and other education jobs could be lost in the coming year, according to the White House.

As the Senate prepares for a showdown vote on the jobs bill Tuesday, President Barack Obama is promising to not only save the education jobs at risk, but to support a total of 400,000 education jobs by actions such as rehiring teachers already laid off.