Press Release

OAKLAND, CA (October 8, 2010) The Education Trust—West issued the following statement regarding the passage of a budget for the state of California:

“The Education Trust—West is pleased that our state leaders have passed a state budget package.  However, after waiting 100 days through the state’s longest-ever budget impasse, we expected more.  This budget falls far short of the real solutions we need to solve our state’s annual budget deficit.  With K-12 education and other social services receiving the most severe cuts, our neediest children and families will once again bear the greatest sacrifice. Now more than ever, we must invest in our children or we risk the future of California.  We are long past the time for excuses and truly hope that our next Governor and Legislature can work on finding sustainable, long-term budgetary solutions that allow us to put kids first.”

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About The Education Trust—West

The Education Trust—West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college, and to forever close the achievement gaps separating low-income students and students of color from other youth. Our basic tenet is this— All children will learn at high levels when they are taught to high levels.