Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tomorrow is Pink Friday. I have included an article below about what that is exactly. My kids and I are all wearing Pink tomorrow in support of schools, teachers, and public education. We spent some time making shirts tonight. Here are a few pictures of our shirts! :0)
California's public schools, colleges and universities are facing more than $11 billion in state budget cuts. These cuts are going to impact an entire generation of kids and alter public education for years to come.
Tomorrow, March 13, is the deadline for school districts to issue preliminary pink slips to California's teachers. As of yesterday, more than 26,000 teachers had received these preliminary notices. (I am one of them)!
Please join us on Friday, March 13 and Stand Up for Schools.
What You Can Do1. Wear pink on Friday, March 13 to show your support for public schools, students and educators.
2. Organize or attend an event at a school near you.
3. Call or e-mail your Legislator. Tell them that investing in public education is an investment in California's future.
4. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Lawmakers read their hometown papers to keep abreast of what their constituents are thinking. A sample letter is available in the Resources section.