Manchester Teacher Layoffs Follow Debates Over Tax Caps, Public Spending

Jul 23, 2012

There have been two very distinct trends during the economic recovery: the first has been very slow growth in private sector hiring. The second has been a series of losses in public sector jobs, from state employees to firefighters to schoolteachers.

Reporter Amanda Loder of StateImpact New Hampshire has been looking at the economic impact of education cuts for her economic series, Getting By, Getting Ahead. She tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about why Manchester's situation is unique, complex and contentious - and what the city's school spending could mean for its economy.