Lora - posted on 03/28/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am an educator in Texas. As in all states our federal funding is being cut dramatically. Please contact your legislator as soon as possible. Reading recent posts about a Pre-K student being kicked out of pre-k sounds very much like a school trying to make up the short fall. Unless we as parents - not just parents of students with special needs stand up and yell, scream and kick our children will be the ones hurt by all the budget cuts. All areas of education are being cut, pre-k, special ed, math specialists, reading specialist etc. It is not just fine arts and sports being cut. It is also the instructional assistants and specialists that service our children.
One school district here near San Antonio has cut their police force to try and save money. How is that helping to keep our children safe on campus?
If you live in the San Antonio area and have children in school with special needs or not please help us prove to the nation that we need our teachers, specialists and staff. We need the funding to support our children and their education. Write a quick catchy phrase on your car window like 'Kids- $ + No Future' or "22 Students - 1 teacher = 0 education' or 'S.O.S. = save our schools'. These are just a couple we came up with today on my campus.
Please help us! Email, write, call lets let them know we are hear and want to be heard.
Thanks for listening and thanks to anyone who chooses to write something on your car and get the word out.