I just found out that our dear ole governor is proposing to elminate the Class Size Reduction programs to save money for the state.
This is a huge thing for Ca teachers. As of right now, most district have 20-23 students in the classroom. If it eliminated, class size could go up to as high as 40 students per class. With those kind of numbers, there will be no time for teachers to try to help the students in real need of reinforcement or more small group/or individual instruction.
I am asking you, and please spread the word to your friends and family, to please call your Assembly member and State Sentor.
Here is the information (pulled from an email sent to teachers):
Call Assembly member using the CTA's "cuts hurt" hotline, 888-268-4334. Tell your legislator to fund our schools, uphold Prop 98, and protect the Class Size Reduction program.
Call your U.S. Senators 800-294-9811 Tell them to make sure they include funding for our public schools and community colleges in any Economic Stimulus package.