Kids NOT Cuts: Speak up TODAY!
California schools to lose millions in federal funds
Non-defense discretionary spending, such as education, is already set to decline to itslowest levels on record, even without the across the board cuts. These across the board cuts will reduce economic growth and cost upwards of 1 million jobs, including the jobs of 50,000 educators leading to a direct impact on students with disabilities and students in high poverty communities – the very students who need the most attention. We cannot let this happen!
Supt. Torlakson cited these specific cuts in funding for California schools that will be triggered by across the board cuts or “sequestration”:
--$91 million for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, intended to improve education for disadvantaged students
--$72 million in special education funding for programs that serve the needs of students with disabilities
--$2.8 million for public charter schools
--$6.9 million for Career and Technical Education
--$9.6 million in funding for English learners
--$3.7 million in Impact Aid affecting students in federally impacted school districts in California, including children of active duty service members.
These Sequester cuts – totaling $262 million for California – are set to hit on March 1. This is what we’re facing if we don’t act now. Here’s how you can help: Call NEA’s Ed Connector hotline at 866-293-7278 and urge the delay of these devastating cuts.
Act now! - Please make your voice heard by making a quick phone call to 866-293-7278 and by sending an email message to Congress. Please review the below items for additional information:
-- California Sequestration Key Points
-- Impact of CA Sequestration
-- Across the Board Cuts