Monday, July 6, 2009

CTA marches to protect public education

Members of the California Teachers Association marched today to deliver to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's San Diego office more than 10,000 postcards asking him to stop making cuts to public education.

CTA gathers postcards July 4 on the RA floor. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz)

Schwarzenegger had previously signaled that he was considering suspending Proposition 98, a state spending rule that requires education funding be based, at least in part, on the prior year's funding. Suspending Proposition 98 would allow Schwarzenegger to make additional cuts to education funding, even though thousands of teachers have already been laid off statewide.

CTA, with the help of RA attendees, was able to gather signatures on 10,000 postcards reminding Schwarzenegger that California students deserve a quality public education -- even during economic downturns.

CTA's march has garnered strong coverage in the regional press. To read a report from San Diego's NBC affiliate, click here.

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