In the midst of a global pandemic, a more than $10 billion CUT to public education couldn’t be worse for our schools and kids. Laying off fifty-seven THOUSAND educators? Making class sizes BIGGER? No way!
The proposed 2020-21 state budget does NOT allow schools to open safely, which is CTA’s top priority when reopening schools and colleges, and threatens devastating education cutbacks. State lawmakers are finalizing the budget to send to Gov. Newsom by June 15. Take action NOW to protect our students and educators:
- Call 855-977-1770 to tell your state lawmaker to support a budget with no education cuts and no educator layoffs! Details and sample messages are in the link. Then ask parents to do the same.
- Email your U.S. Senators. Tell them to pass the HEROES Act. Then ask parents to do the same. (The proposed state budget relies on passage of the act; if it doesn’t pass, more cuts will be proposed.)
- Sign up to stay informed and ready to promote the Schools and Communities First initiative on the November ballot. Reclaiming $7 to $12 billion each year for schools and community services will be essential in weathering this COVID-19 storm. ?
- Learn more by viewing and sharing the TV ad created by CTA and the Education Coalition.