“In nine years of teaching and coaching in Palm Springs Unified, I have never found coping with funding cuts, in order to help my students learn, to be more difficult,” said James Workman Middle School teacher Mark Acker (left). “If Proposition 30 doesn't pass, not only will its failure exacerbate the existing issues of increased class size and reduction of teachers, but we will see shortened school years of up to 20 school days.”
Desert Sands Unified educator Mona Davidson said, “Just as we will be doing this weekend, educators are always advocating for students and public education – for adequate school funding, smaller class sizes, school safety requirements, and reforms that actually improve learning. Prop. 32 supporters know if it passes, they’ll be free to push their own profits-first agenda at the expense of California’s students.”
Coachella Valley Unified teacher Richard Razo said, “If proposition 30 does not pass, our students, who are already under privileged, under represented, and under prepared, will be hit with yet more obstacles.”
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