The act will establish a Education Jobs Fund of $23 Billion to assist in the retention and recruitment of post-secondary faculty and k-12 teachers. This will assist in states that cannot maintain jobs that were funded through the stimulus funds and it allows the creation of new jobs. For Hawaii this could mean creating or keeping 200 faculty positions and 1000 K-12 teaching jobs. The Education Jobs Fund has already passed the House of Representatives. In order for it to be considered it must be placed in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill now sitting in the Senate appropriations Committee which is chaired by Senator Inouye. Please send an email to http://inouye.senate.gov and request that he support S3206 and incorporate it into the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.