Please join us on November 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. (PST) for a Yes for Education #MomsLAChat. We’ll be discussing two propositions on the November California ballot – Propostion 30 and Proposition 38. For more information, please see this post by MomsLA contributor Jeanne Fratello that explains what the props would do and who supports and opposes each one.
The post is an unbiased look at the Propositions, but Sarah and I both have children in public school and we have very strong opinions about education. We’re not going to debate which of the two ballot measures is better, we are joining with Educate our State to encourage voters to vote yes on both.
Why yes on both? California ranks near the bottom of per pupil spending, and California teachers are responsible for 50 percent more students than the national average, according to UCLA’s Institute on Democracy, Education, and Access. If one of these propositions don’t pass, California classrooms will get bigger, teachers will lose their jobs, and the school year will be cut.
We want what most parents want for their kids; a fighting chance to succeed. We want all children in California, not just the privileged few, to get a decent education.
Join in on our #MomsLAChat to learn more. We’ll answer your questions about the ballot measures and the state of California schools.
The Twitter party panel will consist of Edgar Zazueta (@edgarzazueta), who serves as the Director for the Office of Government Relations for the Los Angeles Unified School District; Crystal Brown (@crystlclrtome), co-founder, Board President of Educate Our State and recent recipient of the “Women Making History” award; Liz Dwyer (@LosAngelista), Education Editor for www.Good.is and founder of www.losangelista.com and Craig Cheslog (@craigcheslog), Senior Advisor to State Superintendent of Public Schools, Tom Torlakson.
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Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald are the co-Founders of MomsLA.com, a community of Top Mom Bloggers in Los Angeles and Southern California.