Narrator: Classroom teachers see the impact of the state budget cuts on our local schools every day:
Toby: The cuts to my school are devastating. Just the increase in class size. I have 20 students and all of a sudden it’s 33. I have students who were used to having all the attention and all of a sudden they’re having almost double the number of children in their classroom.
Lysa: With today’s education cuts, teachers are really having to spread themselves thinner among their students. There’s a lot of competition to get into college and with a lot of competition for attention from the teacher, some kids aren’t going to make it because they’re not getting what they need individually from the teacher.
This is David Sanchez. As a teacher -- and President of the California Teachers Association -- we've brought you this message because investing in our public schools and colleges is essential to building a stronger California for all of us. On March 4th, join students, educators and parents for a ‘Day of Action’ to stop these education cuts. Learn more at www.standupforschools.org.