You can help block cuts that would cost California schools more than $262 million over the next 10 months.
All it takes is a toll-free phone call to your Congressional representative to urge her/him to block the across-the-board or “sequestration” cuts that will slash key programs.
While some automatic cuts are set to take effect on March 1 if Congress doesn’t act, schools in California will begin to feel the full impact on March 27.
(To make the call, simply dial the NEA Educator Connector Line, 1-866-293-7278. You’ll be put through to your representative in Congress. For more information and for talking points, see CTA’s Legislative Action Center.)
For California this means a loss of: ·
- $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; and
- $3.7 million in Impact Aid affecting students in federally impacted school
districts in California, including children of active duty service members.
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