Teachers Associates Accusing Governor of Cutting Education Budget


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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, February 7, 2005
Governor Schwarzenegger insists his budget proposal increases funds for public education, but the powerful California Teachers Association has begun running broadcast ads accusing the governor of cutting school spending. At the Capitol, Republican Assemblywoman Audra ( AW druh) Strickland said the budget language is clear. CUT: Strickland06 :06 But Democrat Jackie Goldberg, who chairs the Assembly Education Committee, says a combination of inflation, higher student enrollment, new pension requirements, and continued shifts of property taxes to local governments, mean the schools are falling back. CUT: Goldberg10 :10 Goldberg says it’s up to California voters to decide whether to raise taxes or accept a mediocre school system. SOC