schools.jpgParents and other supporters of public schools will be gathering around the Bay Area this morning as part of a statewide campaign against budget cuts to education.

The rallies titled “Wake Up California!” are being held in at least 20 places around the state today, including several in the Bay Area.

The protests are organized by Educate Our State, a grassroots campaign that has developed as state legislators have proposed further cuts to public schools, which have already faced deep cuts in recent years.

California ranks in the bottom fifth of states when it comes to funding public schools and ranks last in staff-to-student ratios, according to rally organizers.

The rallies “are all to encourage legislators to balance the budget, but not on the backs of our kids,” said Crystal Brown, a spokeswoman for Educate Our State.

Three different rallies are planned in San Francisco as early as 7 a.m., while large rallies are also planned in Redwood City, Burlingame and Lafayette.

For a full list of the rallies, visit the campaign’s website at www.educateourstate.org.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Brittanicus

    Blame the courts for the failure of the education system in not only California, but throughout America. The law says each State must educate the children of illegal aliens that have settled in that State. The schools are overcrowded, American students not learning in these cramped conditions. The money isn’t there anymore. Our country is broke and our debt is owned by China and foreign investors. California especially is burdened with a 26 Billion dollar deficit, with the US Treasury carrying the worst obnoxious shortfall of $14.5 trillion dollars, yet we are still forced by law to educate children of foreign countries. This is just the tip of the iceberg of this massive issue. Other misinterpretation of judicial law is the 14th amendment that female when a baby is born becomes an instant citizen collecting cash payments, food stamps low income housing and free natal care. All this cost is assumed from your taxes and is in the hundreds of billions a year. Outside of Temporary worker program are the economic illegal aliens who come here to have their babies, and place an unimaginable strain also on the school system. But this is just part of the layers upon layers of foreigners, who are indirectly stealing tax payer’s money. America is importing poverty from other countries, not the needed highly qualified engineers and scientist. The Tea Party will deport illegal aliens through attrition, using the E-Verify and secure communities federal programs.

  • Brittanicus

    Blame the courts for the failure of the education system in not only California, but throughout America. The law says each State must educate the children of illegal aliens that have settled in that State. The schools are overcrowded, American students not learning in these cramped conditions. The money isn’t there anymore. Our country is broke and our debt is owned by China and foreign investors. California especially is burdened with a 26 Billion dollar deficit, with the US Treasury carrying the worst obnoxious shortfall of $14.5 trillion dollars, yet we are still forced by law to educate children of foreign countries. This is just the tip of the iceberg of this massive issue. Other misinterpretation of judicial law is the 14th amendment that female when a baby is born becomes an instant citizen collecting cash payments, food stamps low income housing and free natal care. All this cost is assumed from your taxes and is in the hundreds of billions a year. Outside of Temporary worker program are the economic illegal aliens who come here to have their babies, and place an unimaginable strain also on the school system. But this is just part of the layers upon layers of foreigners, who are indirectly stealing tax payer’s money. America is importing poverty from other countries, not the needed highly qualified engineers and scientist. The Tea Party will deport illegal aliens through attrition, using the E-Verify and secure communities federal programs.