Saturday, October 25, 2008

*THE DISGRACE OF THE CTA DONATION TO NO ON 8

We continue to hear teacher and parental dismay--even outrage--at the CTA donation to defeat Prop 8. Listen as one California teacher speaks out against the donation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQs4-5crLKI

The comments of James Sloan of Moorpark undoubtedly characterize the viewpoint of many Californians. In a letter to the Ventura County Star, he wrote:

"In a time of diminished funds and cancellation of programs, I cannot believe the audacity of the CTA donating to a proposition that is not supposed to have any impact on the schools. I have seen the 'No on Proposition 8' ads saying that if Proposition 8 does not pass, there will be no effect in the schools. If that is true, then why did the CTA donate so much money to a proposition that does not impact them? Wouldn't the money be better served on investments in schools, the teachers themselves or, at a minimum, on political causes that would actually support and benefit our children through education?"

Read his complete comments at:
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/oct/23/no-headline---ob9samesex23-ec/

Failure to pass Proposition 8 will impact the schools. Listen to the experience of a Massachusetts couple--their child's teacher read a book to the class about a prince marrying a prince:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLHWBWSaW-4

We must protect the innocence of our children. Make your voice heard by contacting the California Department of Education at:

Jack O’Connell
California Department of Education1
430 N StreetSacramento, CA 95814-5901
General: 916-319-0800
TTY/TDD: 916-445-4556

6 comments:

Left Coaster said...

Good post, Keep blogging. We are sprinting towards Nov 4. Vote yes on Prop 8!

The Skinny on Schools and Prop 8.

1 - Public schools in California are not required to teach anything about marriage.

2 - 96 percent of California public schools teach a Health and Sex Ed Curriculum, which is my understanding is required under law (but I cannot find that online yet from the State, I am still looking).

3 - If a public school teaches Health and Sex Ed, they are required to teach the following :

“Instruction shall be appropriate for students of all genders, sexual orientations, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds…Instruction shall encourage communication between students and their families and shall teach respect for marriage and committed relationships.


4 - This means that schools that teach Heath and Sex Ed will now be required to teach that Gay Marriage is the same as Marriage between a Man and a Woman.


http://standingfortruth2008.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/prop-8-and-schools/

Alphonse said...

I think that before making a decision about Prop. 8, we should consider how this will impact our friends, neighbors and maybe even our children - not while they're in school, but when they're adults. Gavin Newsom outlines it pretty well in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW2BGqnEXag

Jeremy said...

One of our most fervent supporters has agreed to match, dollar for dollar, whatever you and others can donate, up to a total of $1 million. That means that every dollar you give will buy two dollars in advertising time.

Click below to donate

https://www.icontribute.us/protectmarriage/initiative/truth-web

Pomoprophet said...

You might also want to do a post about the disgrace of religious people who claim to stand for something higher and talk alot about morality and yet use deception and half-truths to accomplish their goals!

prop8discussion said...

lots of people talk about the rights that will be denied homosexual couples if this doesn't pass. this is a misinformed argument.

there is a good post about it here:
(and it's short)

http://prop8discussion.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/another-myth-dispelled/

it's also "children have a right to a mom and a dad week" on my blog. i would love comments and participation.

http://prop8discussion.wordpress.com/category/children-have-a-right-to-a-mom-and-a-dad/

yes on prop 8!

wootmama said...

Have you heard about the Camilla Letter from the girl in Folsom?

California Teacher’s Association Responds to “Camilla Letter”
Board Member Jim Rogers responds directly to student letter with abrupt condescension, sparking local outrage

In a letter questioning CTA choices in this matter, Folsom High School student Camilla X, wrote to CTA officials protesting their use of teacher funds and received this shockingly worded reply from CTA/NEA coordinator, Jim Rogers….and this is a direct quote:

“Thanks, Sweetie, but it’s over for now. And it’s really none of your business.”

http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/cta-student-smack-down/