Nevadans for Quality Education is participating in the “Not on Our Backs” rally hosted by the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) on Saturday, February 7, 2009. The rally will be held in the gym at Chaparral High School at 10:00am.
In the last year, K-12 education lost over $180 million due to the Governor's budget cuts. To add insult to injury, the Governor is now proposing 6% pay reductions, freezes on step increases and higher benefits costs for all state employees including teachers.
We are very concerned over the mounting teacher shortages and the number of long term substitutes attempting to educate our children without the proper training to do so. NQE believes that the ability to attract and retain highly qualified teachers is paramount to student achievement. But with the ongoing cuts and reductions in pay and benefits for our educators, Nevada is quickly becoming an unattractive place to live and work and raise our children. Our state must adequately fund education in order to provide our students with quality teachers and sufficient resources to become successful.
Please attend the rally to support our teachers, because doing so supports our children and their future.
For more rally information, visit: www.ccea-nv.org