As part of a weeklong series of protests throughout the state, Orange County educators are taking their message to a state assemblyman’s doorstep today at 4 p.m.
The coalition of Orange County teachers unions, principals and administrators want Sacramento lawmakers to deliver the same amount of money to public schools as last year. They also want elected officials – not voters – to extend sales, income and vehicle taxes that can help pay for public education.
The coalition plans to show up at the welcome mat of Fullerton-area Assemblyman Chris Norby, says Saddleback Valley Unified school board president Suzie Swartz.
"As a parent, as someone who is a former teacher, as someone who is supposed to be very active and aware of what is going on in his district, he if anyone should understand how important it is to fund our schools," says Swartz.
Norby's also a Republican. Majority Democrats have blamed that party in recent years for holding up the budget – and statewide taxes for schools. The protest is scheduled to take place at the assemblyman’s Fullerton office.