For Immediate Release
SACRAMENTO - California State PTA President Jo A.S. Loss issued the following statement today in response to the Governor's release of the May Revision of the state budget.
"Parents and PTAs across the state have spoken up loudly about the critical need for the state to adequately invest in educating all of our children. The Governor's May Revise acknowledges the importance of stemming the tidal wave of budget cuts that our children and schools have already suffered. The Governor's proposal continues to point the way to a balanced, responsible approach that includes cuts, plus an extension of some revenues.
"This is an important step in the process, but there is still much work to be done. We look forward to both Republicans and Democrats working together and negotiating a final budget plan that does not harm kids and supports California's future.
"PTA will continue to speak up throughout the state in support of this balanced approach to prevent deeper cuts."
The California State PTA has nearly 1 million members throughout the state working on behalf of public schools, children and families, with the motto, "every child, one voice." The PTA is the nation's oldest, largest and highest profile volunteer association working to improve the education, health and welfare of all children and youth. The PTA also advocates at national, state and local levels for education and family issues. The PTA is nonprofit, nonsectarian and noncommercial.
For more information about the California State PTA, visit www.capta.org.
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