March 4, 2010.
March and Rally for Education
IT IS UP TO US !
JOIN THE SACRAMENTO RALLY FOR CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE! 11Am. North Steps. State Capitol.
Students and Faculty, will march to demand a decent budget for California’s schools and universities. Protests will occur around the state, at universities and work sites at the Capitol in Sacramento. Please join us.
In the last two years California’s k-12 schools have received over a $16 Billion cut back. California presently ranks 45th of the states in per pupil spending and last among the states in class size. Now, the Governor proposes to reduce k-12 spending by another $2.4 Billion. The U.C’s and the CSU campuses have suffered over a $2 billion cut while tuition and fees were increased over 30%. Classes have been cut, graduation delayed, and faculty dismissed. They must not be cut more. We must work together to save public education.
For 2010, the Governor proposes further draconian cuts in Cal Works, IHSS, Medi Cal and Children’s nutrition among others- each of which hurts to poor in our state. State budget cuts make the crisis worse. They create more unemployment. The legislature must hear from us.
What caused this crisis?
“The reality is that we got into this mess because of an overwhelming excess of greed and stupidity on the part of the Wall Street bankers and the people deciding economic policy. “ Dean Baker. Economist. The bankers and finance capital caused this crisis- make them pay for it!
The California Faculty Association (CFA), the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and California Teachers Association (CTA) have endorsed the Day of Action. Flyer by Sacramento Progressive Alliance. www.sacramentopa.blogspot.com
A rally will also occur in San Francisco.