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BURLINGAME – David A. Sanchez, president of the 340,000-member California Teachers Association, issued this response to the governor’s speech yesterday to the Legislature on the state budget crisis:
“The governor talked about putting California back on the road to prosperity. But by proposing billions of dollars in new cuts to our schools and colleges, he’s putting the state on the road to academic ruin. The state is setting our students up for failure. Laying a new foundation for our future means investing in our students, who are our future.
“There are tough decisions to be made, but we can no longer afford the reckless cuts that prevent teachers and school districts from providing students with the well-rounded education they deserve. CTA urges the governor and the Legislature to reject a cuts-only approach to closing the budget deficit. Additional revenues must be part of the solution, and it starts with repealing the tax breaks given to big business earlier this year.”