Legislation hurting our kids

Lora - posted on 03/28/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Dear Moms,

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.
Lora.

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Lora - posted on 03/29/2011

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I know. A co Worker shared a quote from Jimmy Carter - it said something to the effect that he was signing the bull knowing that there was basically no funding for it but the ideas and meaning was right... Go figure.

Erica - posted on 03/29/2011

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I live in Indiana and Kindergarden and preschool both are not mandatory. This being said we pay for a children to go to preschool and have to provide transportation both ways. Also my son is in K this yr . it is only half day and parents are responsible for transportation one way.

Jennifer - posted on 03/29/2011

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That is one thing I have never understood. Why is it that when money is short, they decide that the kids don't need it for education. When it comes to children in my house, they come first! I'm still wearing clothes I had in high school which was 10 years ago, so that my kids can have new clothes every year for school. When we've had to have an unplanned meal out that didn't really fit in the budget at that time, I've bought the kids meals, and only got myself a glass of water. I know just about every other mom has done the same kinds of things for their kids also. So, why can't our government do the same thing?

Kate CP - posted on 03/28/2011

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It's really rather sad that the only way they (the representatives) can think to balance the budget is to cut funding for education and health care. There have GOT to be better places to cut spending than health care and education!

It also doesn't help that the public school system has been broken for generations. :/

Lora - posted on 03/28/2011

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Kate, I wish I had the resources to be able to send mine to private, but unfortunately I can't. Also I think that most of our representatives who have children send them to private schools and just don't care about public educations. So the meek and the poor get shafted again.

Kate CP - posted on 03/28/2011

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I'm in Dallas and the state of our educational system is scary. I'm sad to say it but it's why I don't send my kids to public school. :/

Medic - posted on 03/28/2011

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Hey I am from SA and know a lot of teachers. What district do you teach in?

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