Public Education in California is under attack
Public education in California is under attack. With Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration planning to cut billions of dollars from to our state, restoring local funding is more important than ever. Since the passing of Proposition 13, California has gone from leading the nation in education funding, to dropping to the bottom ten. It is crucial for California to fight the privatization of our education system and reinvest in our future.
My Education Story
We want to hear your story! Our campaign is working to restore funding to California’s public education system. Of course, we believe that the best way to do this is by reforming Proposition 13 and making corporations pay their fair share. However, we also know that personal narratives are a key aspect of every movement.
We want to hear stories from our supporters about their experience with California’s underfunded public education system. Sharing your personal story allows us to show that the lack of education funding in California has real consequences for real people. Some of our most powerful stories have included:
- How increasing college tuition has impacted you
- How a lack of funding has caused cuts to programs at your school
- How have you have had to tap into your own pocket to buy supplies for your classroom
You can share your story by clicking here. Thank you for helping to grow our movement!
What Our Project is About
The Evolve California team created the “Our Story” Project for one simple reason; to show the personal side of our movement. While discussing things we can do to further our campaign, it came to our attention that every movement needs a face and a story to get behind. We know that our campaign has many faces, as well as many stories, and we want to show them all. This project is meant to show that education is something that affects everyone. Every person has a personal experience with education that has touched them in one way or another. By starting this project, we demonstrate that education is something that everyone can fight for.