As a result of the proposed cuts to education in the Governor’s January budget, the CA State Student Association (CSSA) in conjunction with other student groups have formed a coalition, STUDENTS FOR CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE. The coalition will be leading The March for Education: Reclaiming the Promise for CA’s Future on Monday, April 21, 2008 starting at Raley Field in Sacramento and walking over to the State Capitol.
In addition to the march, there will be a series of events occurring throughout the state of California, join an event to support funding for an educated workforce!
Why should state budget cuts and these student efforts matter to Long Beach? In my opinion, this is why.
• Long Beach Unified educates nearly 90,000 students in 95 k-12 public schools
• Cal State Long Beach educates about 35,574 students; and
• There are about 29,0000 students attending Long Beach City College.
Therefore, it is important to consider how the state cuts will impact our community, especially the impact that our children, youth, young adults, teachers, parents and our future workforce will experience. Please join the students’ efforts and support their action.
For more information about the march and events, please visit the website (www.studentsforcalifornia.com) or email Dina Cervantes, Chair of the CA State Student Association.