Teachers Preparing to Fight for School Funding
The head of the California Federation of Teachers says educators are ready to fight Governor Schwarzenegger at the polls to preserve the Proposition 98 school funding guarantee.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
C-F-T President Mary Bergan says Schwarzenegger’s budget plan rejects a promise he made last year to restore school funding cuts when revenues increased, as they have. And Bergan said the governor’s call for a constitutional amendment to allow mid year budget cuts when revenues fall is an attack on Prop 98, which was intended to guarantee forty per cent of general fund revenues for K thru 14 education. Bergan said the governor’s rhetoric is offensive. CUT: BerganKids07 :07 Bergan says the governor’s words of support for education and health care will be used against him if he calls a special election over a new state spending cap. SOC