Act Now: Prevent New Round of Planned Education Cuts

Act Now: Prevent New Round of Planned Education Cuts

It’s being called “the nightmare before Christmas”—massive new cuts in education funding for cities and towns.

It’s so severe, the only option for many towns is to lay off teachers, right before the holidays. Besides the layoffs, the cuts will put student learning at risk, limit already scarce school resources, eliminate programs, and lead to larger class sizes, all in the middle of the school year.

We need you to contact your state legislators today.

Tell them:

1)     Undo the governor’s new $58 million in cuts and restore much-needed ECS funding.

2)     Block the governor’s plan to cut an additional $50 million in funding next year.

Legislators will be meeting in a special session as early as next week to discuss other issues, and education funding must be on that agenda. Tell them to put students first and restore critical education funding to our public schools.

Our students can’t afford to wait. We can’t afford to wait or to be silent. Be an advocate for your students, for your colleagues, and for your profession! Be a voice in the Teacher Movement!

Click here to contact your legislators.

Click here to also contact the House and Senate leaders.

 

Author: Nancy Sasso Janis

Nancy Sasso Janis currently is a first grade teacher at Andrew Avenue Elementary School. She has been teaching first grade and kindergarten in the district for thirty years.