from the Ventura County Star
Here is his statement:
Please join me in an action to call for the restoration of State education funds. As you well know, Governor Schwarzenegger has led a confrontation over our state budget. Backed by a 2/3 vote rule necessary to raise any new revenues, the Governor's leadership has brought cuts to education which could be felt for a generation of students.
I am standing with fellow Trustees in the Oxnard School District, teachers, classified employees, administrators, union leaders and parents in a seven day fast in a call to Sacramento to restore education to the priority that many a politician has proclaimed as they ascended to their present leadership roles.
Of note, we have already received the support from several State Assemblymembers and State Senators. We have the support of our County Superintendent of Schools as well as District Trustees from several county school districts.
Please look at STARVE's web site at oxnardstarve.org
Sign our on line petition. Tell family, fellow educators and friends to sign the petition as well!
All are welcome to come out to Plaza Park to sign the petition in person and show your support with this civic action!
Together, we can move mountains! Together we can advance the education of our children!
In solidarity for positive change,
Parent, Teacher in the Rio School District and
President of the Board of Trustees, Oxnard School District