Be Ready to Take Action
June 14, 2017
The school year is almost over, but the need for teacher activism is not. While the legislative session ended last week, lawmakers have yet to agree on a new state budget, necessitating a special session this summer.
We need to be prepared to fight any proposals that attack teachers, disregard the needs of our students, or ignore the resources our public schools require.
In the coming weeks, legislators will negotiate budget plans behind closed doors, leaving no opportunity for public input. That means we won't have a lot of time to react and take action.
From teacher pensions to cuts in education funding, we know politicians have all of us in their crosshairs. We must be vigilant to ensure that legislators don't try to pass a budget that would negatively impact us.
Please be ready to take action immediately when your CEA leaders reach out to you.
Please be sure to read emails and take a stand by making a phone call, sending an email, or meeting with your legislators. We all must stand up for our students and our profession.
Collectively, we can urge legislators to put the needs of public education ahead of politics. The state must not balance the budget on the backs of students, teachers, and communities.