Thursday, February 25
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Marina Middle School
Enough is enough! San Francisco Unified School District is forecasting budget cuts of 10%-20% for the 2010-2011 school year. It is imperative that we find real short and long-term solutions to this unprecedented budget crisis!
On February 25th, join a coalition of parents in a community discussion with Carlos Garcia, SFUSD Superintendent of Schools, Mark Leno, Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano from the California State Legislator, business and non-profit leaders and educators to effect positive, lasting change for our children's education.
Let's look for funding solutions and ways to bring about long-term change together. We are Funding Our Future.
The dialog will focus on:
Creative funding solutions to pending budget cuts
Smarter long-term budget reform
Local and state-wide parental advocacy efforts
The Goal of the Event:
We are interested in going beyond the talk of what is being cut from education or how we can cut less. We know that:
California is ranked 47th in the country per pupil spending.
Our class sizes are increasing rapidly.
Our teachers are receiving pink slips .
Many families have exited the system.
Simply put there is nothing left to cut. The time has come to take a stand and speak up for our children's future. Our state's future. Enough talking about what is wrong. The time has come to find real solutions and work together towards real change. To DO something. Please join us in this very important conversation.
For more information, please contact Michelle Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP on Facebook: click here.