Sen. Patty Murray – FUZZY math on teacher “pink slips” in Washington State 

3,000 facing layoffs? Sen. Patty Murray’s math doesn’t add up.

That was a close one. With the new school year approaching and 3,000 Washington state teachers facing layoffs, Congress came through with money to save their jobs. As U.S. Sen. Patty Murray put it on the floor of the Senate last week: “That means 3,000 teachers in Washington state who are right now in limbo, who are spending this summer not knowing if they’ll return to a classroom or a pink slip in the fall.” Problem is, there aren’t 3,000 teachers in Washington state facing layoffs. Not even close.

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[H/T to @VannSchaffner]