State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson joined the state P.T.A. and California Teachers Association to blast the mid-year spending cuts to education. They were announced this week by Governor Jerry Brown and include the elimination of money for school buses. Bob Wells with the Association of California School Administrators says education groups will support a measure on the ballot for new tax revenues.
"We're going to be working to do everything we can to encourage that to get voters thinking not only about generally what taxes to raise but whatever measures get on the November ballot to encourage voters to say yes to the ones that would raise taxes and provide more revenues"
Education groups say the transportation cuts will particularly hurt rural and poor school children. They're considering whether to join the Los Angeles Unified School District in filing a lawsuit.