President Barack Obama, followed by teachers and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, walks to the  Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, to urge the House to pass legislation that could help keep 160,000 educators on the job. From left are: Shannon Lewis, of  Romney, W. Va., who was a special education instructor who lost her job in June when her position was cut due to lack of funding,  Duncan, and Rachel Martin who taught kindergarten in Richton Park, Ill. until she was laid off in March. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

President Barack Obama, followed by teachers and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, to urge the House to pass legislation that could help keep 160,000 educators on the job. From left are: Shannon Lewis, of Romney, W. Va., who was a special education instructor who lost her job in June when her position was cut due to lack of funding, Duncan, and Rachel Martin who taught kindergarten in Richton Park, Ill. until she was laid off in March. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)