Education Coalition Addresses Impact of School Cuts in Sacramento on Wednesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2011
Contact: Dina Martin, CTA
Sacramento Teachers, Parents, School Leaders
to Highlight Continuing Impact of Budget Cuts on Education Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Washington School
SACRAMENTO – Along with the enthusiasm and promise of a new school year, California continues to faces serious challenges to delivering a quality public education after year upon year of budget cuts to our schools – and it is true for schools in Sacramento as well.
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, teachers, school and district officials and parents from the Sacramento area will call attention to the impact of these cuts and the need to prevent the further erosion of funding to education.
Educators will explain how schools have been decimated by more than $18 billion in cuts in the last three years alone, and how this affects a generation of students.
WHAT: California Education Coalition news conference calling attention to the ongoing impact of budget cuts on our schools. Tour of a classroom will follow.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Washington School, 520 18th St., Sacramento, CA 95811.
SPEAKERS: Marilyn Garcia Collins, principal, Washington Elementary School;
Jonathan P. Raymond, superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District;
Scott Smith, president of the Sacramento City Teachers Association;
Lily Williams, 2011-12 president, Sacramento Council of PTAs;
Priscilla Cox, CSBA Region 6 Director and Elk Grove USD board member.
Disclosure: The Education Coalition represents more than 2.5 million parents, teachers, school board members, school employees and administrators. Dina Martin is employed by the California Teachers Association.