With 62,000 children statewide at risk of losing services, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will join teachers, parents, and advocates for children at a news conference Wednesday in San Francisco to oppose state budget cuts to child care and early learning programs.
The news conference will be held at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Mission Lab School, where Torlakson will be joined by CCSF Board of Trustees President, John Rizzo; CCSF Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Joanne Low; CCSF Child Development Department Chair Kathleen White; as well as parents and early learning advocates.
Torlakson will call on the state Legislature to reject $500 million in proposed cuts to early childhood education programs in this year’s state budget. These programs already have been severely cut by nearly $700 million over the last four years.
For more information on the proposed child care funding cuts, please visit the CDE’s Web site a http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/sp/yr12/yr12sp0301.asp. For more information about the CCSF Child Development and Family Studies program, please visithttp://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/educational-programs/school-and-departments/school-of-behavioral-and-social-sciences/ChildDevFamilyStudies.html.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Time 9:30 a.m
Place: City College of San Francisco Mission Lab School, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
The California Department of Education (CDE) is a state agency led by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. For more information, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov or by mobile device athttp://m.cde.ca.gov/. You may also follow Superintendent Torlakson on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/TorlaksonSSPI and Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/CAEducation.
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