Local teachers rally for Governor to restore education funds

Under immense pressure from educators, the governor is restoring billions of dollars in school spending nearly $57 billion next year.
Under immense pressure from educators, the governor is restoring billions of dollars in school spending nearly $57 billion next year.

His previous proposal was to cut the public education budget by some $5 billion.

Here is a chance that some teachers could keep their jobs if the governor's budget plan is passed.

With that, Kern County teachers are still putting pressure on the state government to stop cutting education.

Shafter High School teacher Elizabath Munoz Herrera is one of thousands of educators who got a pink slip because of the state's proposed budget cuts.

Herrera's students are part of a continuation class for teens who need extra attention to get a diploma.

Her class is learning a real life lesson about the ups and downs of the real world.

It could happen to students across the state as teachers will find out if they are gone for good June 30th.

As for Hererra she already cleaned the walls of her classroom certain she won't be back.

Herrera said, "A lot of these kids don't have consistency in their lives so the last thing they needed to know was another person in their lives was going to be flying out the door."

More than 2,000 teachers are expected at the Wednesday night event to celebrate teachers.

They will be passing through the area, signing petitions, writing letters, sending faxes and making phone calls to state leaders hoping to stop education cuts.
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