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California PTA Plans A Rally To Oppose Schwarzenegger Budget

The California P-T-A is adding its voice to the chorus of education advocates opposing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger´s education budget.

The parent-teacher organization plans a “Caravan for Kids” to bring parents and schoolchildren to a Capitol rally next week to urge the governor and lawmakers to restore $2 billion in education funding.

The largest share of the governor´s budget proposal goes toward public education. It´s nearly $3 billion dollars more than the state paid last year, but just covers enrollment growth and cost-of-living increases.

Education advocates complain that they should be getting a share of the increased revenue California saw this year because of a minimum funding guarantee approved by voters.