Friends and Colleagues:
Like many parents, I'm tired of going to silent auctions and bake sales to raise money for my children's public schools. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed $4 billion in cuts to California's public schools has sparked grassroots protests across the state, including one tomorrow (Friday afternoon) in my own Pasadena Unified School District, which is faced with making $14 million in cuts. My latest article for the Huffington Post looks at this burgeoning movement, its potential, and some of the obstacles it has to overcome (and mentions my daughters Amelia and Sarah so they can see their names in print).