Day two of the legislature begins today. The UEA has developed a website to keep you informed of what is happening at the legislature. You can access it at www.utea.org and click on the "Under the Dome" icon. The UEA Legislative Team (lobby is a dirty word now) will have summaries of the events on the hill and give you directions to contact legislators on specific bills. Most of what we will be doing is fighting to preserve funding in this time of budget cuts. I listened to Supt. Jacobsen and Supt. Zabriskie give the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee an articulate argument for preserving public ed funding. An educated society will be necessary in this recessionary period. Public school funding is a good investment.
To enter the BLOG CONTEST please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "legislature" in the message. We will draw at the OEA AR meeting and the WEA AR meeting in February.