Friday, March 13, 2009
It's Pink Friday! Pink Friday signifies the deadline for public schools in CA to issue pink slips to teachers. I believe 26,000 have been given out so far, due to the horrible budget crisis and economy. I received one of these years ago, and fortunately, it was rescinded before the year was over. Thankfully, our district voted to not issue any pink slips this year and to find other ways to cut the budget - our district is great and we are lucky. But, in general, the funding in CA for education is pitiful! We are ranked 50th!!! Something has to be done. Our schools can't afford to make classes bigger, and to cut art, music and PE. We can't afford to reduce teacher salaries. It's a little late in the day - but wear pink if you can, and think about or speak up for a teacher!