Sequestration

Administration Fibbed About WV Teacher "Sequester" Layoffs

The state's teacher transfers are totally unrelated

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The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific–and, in at least some cases, hyped.

"There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can't come back this fall," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."

When he was pressed in a White House briefing Wednesday to come up with an example, Duncan named a single county in West Virginia and acknowledged, "whether it's all sequester-related, I don't know."

And, as it turns out, it isn't.