Sign the Petition to

Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Darrell Steinberg, Speaker John Perez, Senator Carol Liu, Senator Marty Block, Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and other members of the State Legislature

We all know California's public schools have taken the brunt of the budget cuts over the last five years in order for the state to balance their books.  California is now ranked 49th in the nation in per pupil spending and last in teacher, administrator, librarian and counselor to student ratios.

The voters in California fought for the passage of Proposition 30 to help restore public education funding - not just prevent future cuts.  As an Educate Our State supporter and your constituent, I demand the approximately $4 billion in additional tax revenue from Prop 30 collected by the state be used to begin to rebuild public education funding before further allocations are made to other important, yet better funded services.  Our children have suffered enough: from toddlers whose preschool programs have been cut to K-12 students whose class-sizes have skyrocketed to college students who can no longer afford a higher education.

Every politician claims public education is a priority for them - well now you have a chance to put the money where your mouth is.  Tell the lobbyists for the better funded special interest groups that education has been cut to the bone and needs the most help. Our schools no longer have enough resources to properly educate our future state leaders.  Your constituents, as well as the over seven million children in California's public schools, from preschool through college, are counting on you.

Signed,

Educate Our State

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Please sign if you want to see California's public education system thrive once again. Many special interest groups who are well represented in Sacramento are already being promised funds from the...

Please sign if you want to see California's public education system thrive once again. Many special interest groups who are well represented in Sacramento are already being promised funds from the approximately $4 billion in extra revenue collected by the state. By adding your name, you are showing state leaders that advocates for public education are also united and well represented, and we demand any additional revenue received this spring be allocated to education, from preschool to college.

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