On May 10, hundreds of high school students, parents, and equity advocates from across the state are expected to assemble at the State Capitol to offer support for Governor Brown’s Weighted Pupil Funding proposal.
Among many other organizations, the Campaign for Quality Education is helping get the word out about the event and are hopeful to reach many of the students and parents who might be affected if the Weighted Pupil Funding proposal doesn't go through. Hundreds of high school students, parents and education advocates from across California will be representing hundreds of thousands of low-income families and students of color.
Long Beach City College alone has already laid off more than 50 employees. Cal State Long Beach has frozen registration for fall 2012. In 2011, the Long Beach Unified School District had to let goa large number of teachers. If the proposal doesn't go through, there is sure to be more cuts to come.
Do you think that the proposal going through would be a bad thing? How has your local school been affeccted by the recent budget cuts?
I think any efforts to stop more education cuts is worth it! My kids class sizes were so impacted this year, that we pulled them out and are now home schooling them.
Thanks Jesus, do you have more info on the Weighted Pupil Funding proposal?
I hope this Bill passes through. I have mixed feeling about Gov. Brown after what he did w/ RDA, but it's not a deal breaker.
Cuts to education seem to get deeper and deeper. They've been making major cuts for the past 5 years. I wonder if they will just shorten the school year.
On another note, Harvard and Yale are offering FREE online courses.... #justSayin