Saturday, February 21, 2009

from Tara Tavi (Amps For Christ)

Howdy! Please help, things are getting out of control!

Last Thursday, my school district sent out layoff notices to 643 teachers. They plan to increase class sizes. This is how they will layoff so many teachers. They sent notices to teachers with 12 or less years with the district. This is going to continue in all school districts. And this will affect all California school children's educations and thousands of teachers like myself who will lose their jobs and their livelihood. This comes at a time when it appears that finding a job anywhere else is going to be close to impossible. I have fellow teacher friends who are terrified of what losing their job will mean to their lives and their family. If you can send an email to the governor and to your Legislators it will help us and it will help thousands of others who are in the same sad situation. Thank you for helping me. Thank you so very much............

Click on this link: http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators_and_districts.html.
you will be able to access the legislators that serve your area through this link. Go to "Find Your District" and then "Search by Zip-Code".

Type to Legislators:

Please do not support continued cuts to the education budget. Please lobby the governor to use the federal stimulus money, which has been allocated for schools only for the education budget. Please do not hold back even more education money for other state use. Also, please lobby to permit and mandate school districts to use categorical funding for ONLY for class-size reduction, which helps students and also saves countless teacher's jobs.


Also, please send an email to the Governor: http://gov.ca.gov/
Type to Governor:
Please do not continue to support drastic and devastating cuts to education. School districts are sending layoff notices to hundreds of teachers and they plan to meet the budget deficit by increasing class sizes. This will make it extremely difficult for students to receive a solid education in the State of California. Please use all federal stimulus money allocated for the education budget and not remove even more education money for other state use. Also, please permit and mandate that school districts use their categorical funding for retaining class-size reduction, which helps students and also saves countless teacher's jobs