Carroll County educators remain hopeful that federal stimulus funds will work as advertised.
That's a good thing to hope for. The long-stated purpose of the stimulus funds, after all, involves saving or creating jobs.
Educators have pointed out that using money coming directly from the federal government, along with the funds going through the state, could save around 20 positions in Carroll County Public Schools alone.
In a region that continues to fight job losses, every position spared seems like the silver lining in the dark economic cloud.