The House is expected to return from its summer recess for an emergency vote which, if passed, could potentially save tens of thousands of teachers' jobs. When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the emergency vote, some Republicans accused the Congresswoman of pandering to teachers' unions and special interest groups ahead of November's mid-term elections.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the politics behind a bill which would allocate $26 billion in aid; and we turn to Principal Mark Wilson, from Morgan County High School in Georgia ? a state that's been extremely hard-hit by school budget cuts ? to hear how he hopes the money will get his school back on track.