Send a message to the President and to Congress to restore all cuts to education!

Send a message to the President and to Congress to restore all cuts to education!

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      Class Size Matters

In states and districts all over the country, public school budgets are being slashed to the bone, and class sizes have increased at unprecedented rates, despite the fact that smaller classes have been shown to improve outcomes for all students, particularly our neediest children.

Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives has proposed cutting federal aid to education by nearly $11 billion, which would lead to even larger classes, hurt millions of students, and cause the layoffs of more teachers and other critical school staff.

Sign this letter to send a message to the President and your Senators and House member, to fully fund education, including Head Start, Title I, Title II, IDEA, afterschool and art programs, financial aid for college students, and other valuable investments.

The letter also urges them to eliminate all competitive grant programs, such as "Race to the Top." A quality education should be a right, not a race.

The letter points out that our children deserve better; they deserve to have their potential– and our nation’s future – strengthened, not undermined. It concludes by saying that we are parents and we vote.

Feel free to edit the letter any way you like, and add personal details, which could help the letter have more impact.

And please follow up by posting the link on your Facebook page and forwarding the link to all your friends and colleagues. Thanks!

Warning: after signing our petition, parents have told us that they were re-directed by change.org to Michelle Rhee's petition to eliminate seniority protections from teachers.  Be sure you don't sign that petition by mistake; since along with class size, teacher experience matters!

This letter is sponsored by Parents Across America and Class Size Matters.

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    • David Foster BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      If you truly believe in the future of this country please don't short change it.

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    • veronica murphy CORAM, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Im a single mother of 15 year twins. If the school keeps cutting all the programs that keep them busy and if the streets we will have alot of teenagers with nothing to do for alot of hours afterschool and thats not a good thing. We cant compete with the education in other countries if we keep cutting programs

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    • Lisa Hawkins WESTLAKE, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Our economy, our national security and the strength of our communities all rely on our ability to educate our citizens.

      It is up to adults - not children - to sacrifice when times are hard. It is not trite to say that our public schools hold the future of this nation...we undermine them at our collective peril.

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    • cindy lane LINCOLNWOOD, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear President, Senator and member of Congress:

      I am a teacher, and I can tell you the obvious: smaller classes make a huge difference in students' achievement.

      How sad that the US House of Representatives has proposed cutting federal aid to education by nearly $11 billion, which most likely will lead to even larger classes and hurt students. This proposal will cause the layoffs of teachers and other critical school staff.

      As parents and concerned citizens, we vehemently oppose these cuts, and demand that our legislators fully fund education, including Head Start, Title I, Title II, IDEA, afterschool and art programs, financial aid for college students, and other valuable investments.

      Please eliminate all competitive grant programs, such as Race to the To The Top, which is cynical, punitive, and ineffective.

      Our children deserve better.

      I am a parent and a teacher, and I vote.

      Yours sincerely,

      [Your name]

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    • Walter Barton DENVER, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Why are we cutting the defense budget less when it is a larger portion of spending then education? I want a stop to the privatization of profit and socialization of cost in education.

      These spending cuts will only lead to greater costs for students and parents and greater profits for those working to privatize education. Support local public schools, students, parents and teachers and stop cutting education!

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