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CTA JOINS TOP EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS IN CALL FOR NEW NATIONAL BUDGET PRIORITIES

 BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- The following was released by the California Teachers Association (CTA) today:
 The California Teachers Association has joined forces with eight national education organizations that are asking every school district in the nation to urge the U.S. Congress and President-elect Bill Clinton "to reinvest in America."
 The eight organizations have drafted a "Reinvest in America" resolution that is being distributed to every school board and school superintendent in the United States. The resolution points to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the federal budget savings made possible by the end of the Cold War. It notes the once-in-a-generation opportunity that this offers our nation to rethink our national priorities, to rebuild America and ensure that every child comes to school healthy and ready to learn.
 "We must not let this opportunity pass by," said CTA President Del Weber. "Today for the first time in nearly a half-century our federal government is uniquely positioned to help local school districts and public education overcome obstacles," Weber added.
 The CTA board of directors voted to urge all affiliates and members to call on all school districts, community colleges and colleges and universities to discuss and enact the "Reinvest in America" resolution.
 The eight national organizations will collect all the "Reinvest in America" resolutions enacted by local school boards this fall and present them in January to President Clinton and the Congress.
 The eight groups supporting the "Reinvest in America" resolution drives include: the National Education Association, the National School Boards Association, the National PTA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the American Association of School Administrators, the Council of Great City Schools and the American Federation of Teachers. All of the organizations have endorsed the national nonpartisan "Campaign for New Priorities" effort to mobilize public support for a federal budget that reinvests in America.
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 ~CONTACT: Sandra Jackson of CTA, 415-697-1400~


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