Young protesters, some sheltered by umbrellas, did their part to support increased state funding for education.
A small number of students and parents at Wildwood and Havens Elementary Schools defied the rain Thursday morning to blow bubbles in support of increased education funding from the State of California.
They were part of a statewide campaign organized by a grassroots parents' group, Educate Our State. The bubbles were meant to tell state legislators "Don't Blow It!" as lawmakers were poised to make further cuts to education and school districts throughout California announced teacher layoffs Thursday.
ALTADENA - Students and parents wanted to tell legislators not to blow their school budgets, so they organized a protest to blow bubbles.
About 100 students and parents rallied in front of Altadena Elementary School on Thursday morning, bringing along some soapy fun to call attention to the serious financial crisis facing schools.
"People were very receptive," said Cushon Bell, who organized the protest with permission from Altadena Elementary administrators.
Burlingame schools, along with those across California, are calling on legislators to pass a state budget fully funding public education.
Burlingame students and parents gathered outside of Lincoln Elementary School Thursday morning blowing bubbles and urging California legislators not “to blow it” by passing a budget that fully funds education, instead of one dependent on a not-yet-passed November initiative.
Dozens of Bay Area schools are hosting bubble blowing rallies today to send a message to Sacramento about education cuts.
To urge state legislators to pass a budget that fully funds public education as thousands of teachers are bracing for layoff notices, teachers, students, parents and supporters will gather outside of Bay Area schools and blow bubbles this morning.
Parents and students from Jefferson and Buena Vista Elementary participated in "This Budget Blows" rallies as part of a statewide effort to tell state leaders "Don't Blow It."
She says class sizes are filled with at least 33 students in a first grade class and with budget cuts that number could increase to 40-45.
Parents and students participate in statewide event in protest to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to link education funding to the success of a series of tax measures that will be on the ballot in November.
Dozens of parents and students braved the rain and chilly Thursday morning temperatures for a rally outside Old Mill School in opposition to education cuts in the state budget.
With Thursday morning event outside the school, parents protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to link education funding to the success tax measure on the ballot in November.
On Thursday at 8:05 a.m., Courtney Murphy and a group of parents and students at Old Mill School will be doing so in the form of lots and lots of soap bubbles.
Murphy has connected with Educate Our State, a 3-year-old nonprofit organization that has organized a "This Budget Blows" in opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to link education funding to the success of a series of tax measures that will be on the ballot in November.
It’s been quite a hectic few days for public schools in San Francisco – and California in general. Pink slips to teachers have been sent per the legislated schedule. The two highest polling tax measures have joined forces into a new compromise measure. Lawmakers in Sacramento are reaffirming support for Transition Kindergarten. San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Carlos Garcia announced that he will be retiring by the end of this school year. And, by Saturday, families will have received letters letting them know which schools their children have been assigned to for next year.
Several Piedmont schools — including Havens, Wildwood and PHS — are among those blowing bubbles this morning to protest education cuts. Please report on your school's participation in the comments section below this article.
Bay City News Service—To urge state legislators to pass a budget that fully funds public education as thousands of teachers are bracing for layoff notices, students, parents and supporters will gather outside of Bay Area schools and blow bubbles this morning.
Students and parents will blow bubbles in front of the school on Thursday as part of a campaign to protest education budget cuts in California.
Some Altadena Elementary students and parents will be in front of the school on Thursday blowing bubbles as a way of protesting budget cuts to education, according to Cushon Bell, a parent at the school.