Apr. 14th, 2010

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Regarding my last post: Quick facts are that 45 teachers at my school alone have been laid off because of budget cuts. Most of their contracts will be renewed if Prop 100 (a 1% sales tax increase) passes in May. Regardless, the state of education in Arizona is atrocious. We don't have paper. We have 40 kids to a class. If Prop 100 fails, special ed will be cut, class sizes will be between 60 and 100, electives like drama and art will be gone (but not sports. Hmm). I don't normally get so "in" to things, but this is unacceptable. A group of friends and I formed SAFE: Student Advocates For Education. We held a rally outside the school this morning with a great turnout, three newspapers, a news station, and 250ish supporters.

The class president asked me to speak at today's rally. Public speaking absolutely terrifies me, and my hands were shaking the whole time, but somehow I got through it. I'm really nervous posting this now actually, haha. But I'm proud of myself for getting through it, and I'm trying to spread the word, so here it is.

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