Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Is This What You Want for Your Children? For Our Nation's Children?

Congress and the President are Taking Opportunities from Our Kids:

Here are the cuts for 2011 that will affect our kids, our kids' education, and our kids' futures. These cuts will result in serious staff and program cuts that will limit and end educational services for our nation's young people. Even more cuts are planned for 2012. Is this the America you want to live in?

Here are the cuts that will effect all of our young people:
$100 million in Educational Technology State Grants
$231 million from Fund for the Improvement of Education
$250 million from Striving Readers
$104 million from Safe Schools and Citizenship Education
$67 million from Evenstart
$73 million from Teaching of Traditional American History
$26 million from the National Writing Project
$19 million from Literacy Through School Libraries
$49 million from Mentoring Children of Prisoners
$23 million from Americorps
$80 million from PBS's quality television for children
$44 million from the Institute of Museum and Library Services 
$13 million from the Library of Congress
$13 million from the National Endowment for the Humanities
$13 million from the National Endowment for the Arts

Listed above are just a fraction of the cuts to services for our kids!

Is this the America you want to live in? Do these cuts reflect your and your families priorities? 

Write the President and the Congress and let them know how you feel! 

You are the only "lobbyists" our kids have. Write to Congress and the President now so that the cuts to our kids' education do not get worse in 2012, and keep contacting them until they get the message that our kids and education are our priority!

Visit www.ncbla.org to find out how to contact Congress and the President at: http://www.thencbla.org/BPOSpages/activistbasics.html