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Dear Editor- Occupy Sacramento

It is time to occupy someone who can actually make a difference. To Sacramento everyone, during your spring break, for Occupy The State Capitol. We need a rolling Occupy, from the middle of March until the middle of April, as schools go on Spring Break, when parents, teachers, UC and CSU professors, community college professors, school custodians, cafeteria workers and office staff, and students from kindergarten to graduate school take over our state government and say “Enough Already. Get it together.”

We need to fund our schools, yes “our” schools, our state’s schools, the schools that are educating our future, so that students get a full year of education, teachers get a full pay check, office staff are doing one person’s work instead of three people’s work, playgrounds are supervised and college students can get through their undergraduate degree in four years without a mass of debt.

CTA, NEA, PTA, CFA and all the other alphabet soups out there who care about education, it’s time to take over the state capitol. Spring Break, here we come.

Christine Ferreira
Teacher and parent

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3 Responses to “Dear Editor- Occupy Sacramento”

  1. LegalLady says:

    I agree completely. Without appropriate education system, motivated children and well paid teachers we will not be able to obtain recognition or foresee a great future. I wanted also to bring awareness to the fact that tomorrow, December 13th 2011, President Obama will sign NDAA Section 1031 into law, which will legalize US citizen’s imprisonment without evidence or trial. The text of Section 1031 reads, “A covered person under this section” includes “any person who has committed a belligerent act”. More information can be found in this articel

  2. Christine Ferreira says:

    I should have added that the good members of CSEA and other employee unions who work so hard to keep children fed, band-aided, and safe also should be storming the ramparts.

  3. Liz Kinnon says:

    Well said and overdue.

    We’re at the breaking point and we must be seen to be heard. Online petitions (and such) are not nearly as effective as taking it to the streets visibly and nonviolently.

    Our children must be educated K-12. College MUST be made affordable!!!

    It’s time to move.

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