The Washington Post

An award-winning teacher spells out what could happen to her needy students if Congress allows automatic budget cuts to go forward on March 1.

Budget cuts that would occur if the country goes over the "fiscal cliff" in January would be devastating to schools and students but they would not be shared equally. New data shows that sequestration would disproportionately impact disadvantaged youth.

On "The Daily Show" Thursday night, Jon Stewart did a segment that focused on public education -- the impact of budget cuts, how kids learn, teachers. Watch it.