Local educators traveled to the Sacramento and stood on the steps of the capitol to voice their opposition to the governor’s proposed budget this morning.
The proposed budget would cut $4.8 billion from education.
Rob Watanabe, superintendent for Bassett Unified School District, gave me a first hand account of the event.
He said at least 100 people filled the stairs of the state capitol with about 50 of them educators from LA County schools. The mood, he says, was festive with spectators holding signs that read Kids our the future. A feeling of hope was in the air, he added.
Many media outlets surrounded the rally, he said. Many legislators listened to a handful of educators speak but the Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was not in attendance, according to Watanabe.
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