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Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips

Schools throughout America are facing devastating cuts. Our children's future hangs in the balance.

By the end of this school year, it is estimated that as many as 300,000 teachers, school support staff and higher education faculty will receive pink slips throughout the country. This will result in drastic increases in class sizes and less individualized instruction; it will erode classroom discipline and school safety, and eliminate essential programs like art, music, AP classes and summer school.

Sign this petition to protect our children's future and preserve the quality of education in our schools and on our campuses.

I Support: All educators who put their heart and soul into their work, every day making a real difference in the lives of children.

I Support: Stopping the devastating impact educational budget cuts—and the resulting layoffs—will have on our students, their educational institutions and our communities.

I Support: Federal legislation that will provide more than $23 billion to help school districts avoid layoffs and cuts in vital services for children. We need to preserve the education lifeline our students deserve.
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Number Date Name Location Please share your comments ...
16827 Tue Jul 17 12:20:08 EDT 2012 Nuala Drescher Buffalo, NY
16826 Wed May 16 15:57:31 EDT 2012 Anonymous Marquette, MI We just had a couple teachers receive a pink slip and they are devasted, along with the students they teach. They are extraordinary teachers that care about the students and nuture the gifting, teaching More....
16825 Thu Mar 29 18:21:44 EDT 2012 Angelique Estrada Oxnard, CA $$$$$ to educate, its a NO brainer for our FUTure.
16824 Thu Mar 29 13:44:16 EDT 2012 Rebecca Barajas Morris, IL I am considering homeschool next year, and still want to support hard working, dedicated teachers who will be too stressed and overworked, even if they get a pay raise which I'm sure they won't!!! This More....
16823 Thu Mar 29 10:05:41 EDT 2012 Anonymous phila, PA
16822 Wed Mar 28 00:38:22 EDT 2012 Anonymous faribault, MN
16821 Wed Mar 28 00:37:21 EDT 2012 Anonymous faribault, MN
16820 Mon Mar 26 08:19:54 EDT 2012 Holly Hale Roberts, WI Ifwe don't invest in our children now, what will the future bring?
16819 Mon Mar 26 08:18:57 EDT 2012 Holly Hale Roberts, WI
16818 Sun Mar 25 00:21:22 EDT 2012 Anonymous Houston, TX
16817 Sun Mar 25 00:21:13 EDT 2012 Anonymous Houston, TX
16816 Sat Mar 17 20:15:25 EDT 2012 Cadedra Reese SAN DIEGO, CA
16815 Mon Mar 12 11:57:03 EDT 2012 Marisa Allen Fredriksted, VI As an AFT member, Para-educator and current student of Elementary Education, I value education on so many different levels, even as a mother. The success of this petition will enable educators and support More....
16814 Wed Mar 07 21:45:44 EST 2012 Andrea Nicolosi Massapequa, NY
16813 Thu Mar 01 06:35:20 EST 2012 Tris Stewart Stony Brook, NY
16812 Sun Feb 19 07:16:56 EST 2012 Annmarie Baumel Cornwall, NY
16811 Thu Feb 16 13:52:54 EST 2012 Anonymous orange, CA
16810 Tue Feb 14 19:57:57 EST 2012 Anonymous Bronx, NY Let's keep the school staff , and focus on the education for the children, our kids need a lot of help there's a lot of peer presure and without the school staff and help for the children . The kids of More....
16809 Tue Feb 14 19:56:53 EST 2012 Anonymous Bronx, NY Let's keep the school staff , and focus on the education for the children, our kids need a lot of help there's a lot of peer presure and without the school staff and help for the children . The kids of More....
16808 Sat Feb 11 16:14:31 EST 2012 Anonymous RIDGEWOOD, NY
16807 Sat Feb 11 16:14:15 EST 2012 Luz Rivera RIDGEWOOD, NY
16806 Sat Feb 11 07:34:46 EST 2012 Anonymous Deltona, FL Students are currently struggling due to not enough time to process new information. Cutting funds and larger class sizes are only hurting their future towards success.
16805 Mon Jan 16 17:37:39 EST 2012 eileen hamburg potomac, MD
16804 Tue Jan 03 16:40:43 EST 2012 Jean Ratliff london , NY I opine that to receive the loans from banks you should present a firm motivation. Nevertheless, one time I have got a student loan, because I wanted to buy a bike.
16803 Sun Jan 01 23:07:53 EST 2012 Audrey Selman Hedrick, IA
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