and health care, police officers and fire fighters, widows and
children, among others.
Recently, two rallies were held in Glendale in support of school
funding and a return of $2 billion that the governor borrowed from
schools last year. Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer held a
rally on the steps of the Hoover High School auditorium to call
attention to the shenanigans of the governor and his reneging on his
promise to pay back the $2 billion he borrowed last year to balance
the state budget.
Frommer invited a broad segment of community members to
participate and voice their views on the critical budget issues and
the governor's budget proposals. Those invited to speak included
representatives from the teacher and staff unions and organizations,
the superintendent of schools, principals, administrators, school
board members, PTA leaders, representatives of retiree teacher and
staff organizations and other political and economic community groups
in Glendale. The rally was successful in that it included a strong
and vocal coalition of those committed to public education. All have
a common bond in advocating support for children and public schools.
A second rally in support of adequate school funding was sponsored
by the Glendale PTA, and it took place in Glendale at the school
district's headquarters Much to the credit of a newly reinvigorated
PTA leadership, local units were urged to become more active in
advocating for children in the schools. PTA rallies were conducted
throughout California and representatives visited Sacramento to let
the governor and legislature know how they really feel about the
budget fiasco and the apparent danger to adequate school funds.
Several Glendale PTA leaders at the rally gave passionate and
stirring speeches that served to highlight the critical role that the
PTA members provide to maintain and support local public school
Much to the credit and involvement of Glendale parents, PTA
Council President Patty Scripter stated at the board of education