Benefits of American Jobs Act of 2011 detailed in new Schools.com series

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President Obama brought his recently proposed American Jobs Act to the LinkedIn headquarters this week in an effort to convince Congress to adopt the plan, which would help to repair and modernize 35,000 schools. Additionally, an estimated $35 billion of Obama’s proposed $447 billion plan will work to prevent 280,000 teachers from being laid off.

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The American Jobs Act could potentially give thousands of students all across the country the opportunity to get the most out of 21st century technologies.

Schools.com, a definitive digital resource for education, announced the launch of its most recent content series, which features “Bringing Money Back,” an infographic that takes a look at the American Jobs Act of 2011 and how it will help families, homeowners, employers and even veterans. The infographic also breaks down the proposed $447 billion act and where the government money will go.

According to the infographic, $30 billion will go towards modernizing schools with faster Internet speeds and cutting-edge technology, providing energy efficient upgrades, as well as repairs to caving ceilings and lack of proper heating and air conditioning.

“The American Jobs Act could potentially give thousands of students all across the country the opportunity to get the most out of 21st century technologies,” said Seth Restaino, Schools.com spokesperson. “Additionally, students are learning in a safe and healthy environment, which is important for not only their well-being, but to minimize distractions as well.”

The infographic also shows that the American Jobs Act of 2011 will potentially add one to two million jobs in the United States by 2013, 1.3 million of which will be non-agricultural. Because of these additions, the act predicts that by the end of 2012, unemployment in the United States will be at its lowest rate since 2009. Additionally, the act will provide tax credits and savings for many Americans ranging from homeowners to veterans.

“According to this infographic, this act could be extremely beneficial for the United States economy,” said Restaino. “Hopefully the act will spur the economy and put more money into the pockets of working people.”

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