As a mother of three children in the public school system in California, I am deeply concerned about their education come fall. Our governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger who deemed himself pro education in his campaign will be slashing billions of dollars to our schools effecting each and every child in the public school system. I understand we are perhaps in the midst of a modern day “depression” and he has declared the state of California to be in a “financial Armageddon” but what is a parent to do? My children attend a school that is in the top 10% yet they have art 6 times a YEAR and music and once a week. We currently are implementing class size reduction with our K-2 grades having 20 kids/class. Come fall teachers will be fired and class sizes will morph to 30+ kids. I suggested to one of our school board members that we should create an afterschool fee based program that will offer art, music and languages so our children can continue to receive the education they deserve. If private school is not an option, should one homeschool? Where is the bailout for our public schools, our children, our future? Aren’t they more important than cars?
FAIL, NO BAIL – No Bailout for Public Schools