Washington High School teacher Matt Ballin performed a song he wrote about the negative impacts of budget cuts at tonight’s school board meeting. The song, “California Children,” was made into a video. Click here to check it out. For the lyrics (as submitted by the California Teachers Association), click here.
On a related note, this Friday — dubbed “Pink Friday” because some 20,000 California teachers will receive pink slips — educators and parents will “Stand Up for Schools” with local rallies.
In Fremont, community members will meet between 3 and 3:30 p.m. at La Pinata (39136 Paseo Padre Parkway) and march down the street to Assemblyman Alberto Torrico’s office (39510 Paseo Padre Parkway).
I understand a similar rally will take place on the corner of Mowry Avenue and Cedar Boulevard in Newark.
The Fremont and New Haven school districts don’t plan to issue teacher layoff notices, but the Newark district will be handing out pink slips.