The Associated Students of GCC will spend about $1,700 in student government funds to send the eight representatives, said Alen
Andriassian, the group's advisor.
Students plan to attend a morning protest and have made
appointments to visit several legislators, including State Sen. Jack
Scott (D-Glendale) and Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale).
"It's pretty bad," Andriassian said. "Students feel their
education is being compromised by the state budget deficit. We feel
too much of the weight is on community colleges."
Legislator honored by education association
GLENDALE -- A group of school administrators has recognized State
Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) with an award.
The Assn. of School Administrators gave Scott its annual "Friend
of Education" award. Scott, who was a school administrator before
being elected, was recognized for his leadership on education budget
and policy issues.
Dreier, others call for financial literacy month
LA CRESCENTA -- A resolution calling for a month dedicated to the
financial literacy of children was introduced by Rep. David Dreier
(La Crescenta), along with several others from a bipartisan group of
The idea of the resolution is to bring about more awareness of the
need for children to learn rudimentary financial skills, Dreier said.
April would be a good month for the designation because Americans are
focused on their finances because of the income-tax period, Dreier