Alabama Teachers Return

Alabama teachers who were put out-of-work by education funding cuts may soon be headed back to the classroom.

A bill passed by the Alabama House guarantees that public schools can re-hire teachers next year. Even if the governor's tax package falls flat in the Legislature or with state voters.

But the state hasn't determined a funding source.

Houston County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Lord says the new bill is a good thing. But he's skeptical about where the money will come from to pay the teachers.

Several state representatives also expressed concerns about additional funding.

But Richard Lindsey who sponsored the teacher job bill said the federal No Child Left Behind Act should bring in federal money to cover the cost of teacher salaries.