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Parents to Legislators: “Blow Bubbles, Not Budgets”

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Burlingame schools, along with those across California, are calling on legislators to pass a state budget fully funding public education.

Burlingame students and parents gathered outside of Lincoln Elementary School Thursday morning blowing bubbles and urging California legislators not “to blow it” by passing a budget that fully funds education, instead of one dependent on a not-yet-passed November initiative.

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Nine Redwood City Schools Tell Sacramento Not to Blow It

Dozens of Bay Area schools are hosting bubble blowing rallies today to send a message to Sacramento about education cuts.

To urge state legislators to pass a budget that fully funds public education as thousands of teachers are bracing for layoff notices, teachers, students, parents and supporters will gather outside of Bay Area schools and blow bubbles this morning.

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Carlsbad Schools Protest Budget Cuts with Bubbles

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Parents and students from Jefferson and Buena Vista Elementary participated in "This Budget Blows" rallies as part of a statewide effort to tell state leaders "Don't Blow It."

Jefferson Elementary School parent and PTA president Debbie Meyer organized the "This Budget Blows" rally at her child's school.

She says class sizes are filled with at least 33 students in a first grade class and with budget cuts that number could increase to 40-45.

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Dozens Turn Out for Bubble-Blowing Rally at Old Mill

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Parents and students participate in statewide event in protest to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to link education funding to the success of a series of tax measures that will be on the ballot in November.

Dozens of parents and students braved the rain and chilly Thursday morning temperatures for a rally outside Old Mill School in opposition to education cuts in the state budget.

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Parents to Hold Bubble-Blowing Rally at Old Mill School

With Thursday morning event outside the school, parents protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to link education funding to the success tax measure on the ballot in November.

On Thursday at 8:05 a.m., Courtney Murphy and a group of parents and students at Old Mill School will be doing so in the form of lots and lots of soap bubbles.

Murphy has connected with Educate Our State, a 3-year-old nonprofit organization that has organized a "This Budget Blows" in opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to link education funding to the success of a series of tax measures that will be on the ballot in November.

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Dozens of Bay Area Schools to Host 'Bubble Blowing' Protests

Several Piedmont schools — including Havens, Wildwood and PHS — are among those blowing bubbles this morning to protest education cuts. Please report on your school's participation in the comments section below this article.

Bay City News Service—To urge state legislators to pass a budget that fully funds public education as thousands of teachers are bracing for layoff notices, students, parents and supporters will gather outside of Bay Area schools and blow bubbles this morning.

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School Beat: Pink Slips, Budgets and Retirements

It’s been quite a hectic few days for public schools in San Francisco – and California in general. Pink slips to teachers have been sent per the legislated schedule. The two highest polling tax measures have joined forces into a new compromise measure. Lawmakers in Sacramento are reaffirming support for Transition Kindergarten. San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Carlos Garcia announced that he will be retiring by the end of this school year. And, by Saturday, families will have received letters letting them know which schools their children have been assigned to for next year.

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Altadena Elementary Students to Take Part in Budget Protest

Students and parents will blow bubbles in front of the school on Thursday as part of a campaign to protest education budget cuts in California.

Some Altadena Elementary students and parents will be in front of the school on Thursday blowing bubbles as a way of protesting budget cuts to education, according to Cushon Bell, a parent at the school.

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Help California Shine Again – California State Budget Results in Parent Demonstrations Across the State

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Moms LA - guest post by Teri Levy, Co-founder, Educate Our State

My child is a baby…

My child is in a charter school…

My child is in a private school…

Why should I care?

California, the golden state, is losing its shine. Sure we have the most incredible scenery, beaches and attractions; however, our public education system is imploding in front of our eyes and many people don’t seem to notice or care. The statistics are alarming – California, one of the largest economies in the world, is almost dead last in per pupil spending. We rank last in teacher or staff to student ratios. We rank last in librarian to student ratios. Did you know that drop outs from the class of 2008 will cost California almost $42.1 billion in lost earning wages over their lifetime? This golden state educates 1 in 8 children in the United States. That is 6.5 million kids. Yes, 6.5 million. Why aren’t we as citizens concerned? Why aren’t we outraged that the system is broken?

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Mill Valley to blow bubbles in protest of budget

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