Thursday, March 12, 2009

California Teacher Layoffs - Please Help

Hey everyone,

As you may or may not know, The state of California is about to send out 10,100 pink slips in the next few days to let teachers know that they may be laid off. This is due to a $4 Billion cut in education spending in the new California budget.

It is not too late. These slips are not layoffs, but a legally required warning that layoffs are coming. The budget, as it was in 2003, can be revised.

I am asking everyone of my friends in California, not simply as a future teacher, but as a person who believes that education is the strongest stimulus for long term growth in our country, to click this link and find out how you can help protest these layoffs.

If you would like to know more about the cuts, there is an informative article in the San Francisco Chronicle CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

The California Teachers Association also has information on the subject (spoiler alert: they're siding with the teachers) CLICK HERE FOR CTA

I hope you can all help.



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