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Tell your state representatives:
Fund our health care!
40,000 educators from 65 districts across the state stage rolling walkouts as a way to create attention for our concerns: Our kids need smaller class sizes in all grades, not just K-3. We’ve gone six years without a COLA, equivalent to a loss of 13 percent in purchasing power. We’ve had no change in health care allocations in this decade, while health care costs have seen double digit increases. Now you are back-pedaling on your proposal to increase health care contributions for educators, the major item that distinguished your budget from the Senate Republicans. Educators haven’t had a change in health care contributions this decade. Stand up for educators. Add back the $207 million for educator health care. You’ve ignored the voters by gutting the class size law. You’re in contempt of the state Supreme Court, which has said there is nothing more basic than pay. It’s hard to see how this is a proposal that meets your McCleary obligations.
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