|March 1, 2011. BUDGET CUTS UNFAIR TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Governor Cuomo's proposed budget treats public schools far better than it treats religious and independent schools.
Catholic schools will receive less money and services compared to the public schools:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Budget cuts for education make up a greater percent in the Catholic and non-public school sector.
have yet to be reimbursed for over $250 million for mandated services
dating back to 2002 while public schools will be awarded $500 million
of new funding for academic and administrative improvements.
- In addition, public schools are getting $70 million in reimbursement
for the MTA payroll tax while our schools receive nothing.
Parents and friends of Catholic education are urged to email or write to their elected officials and ask for equitable treatment.
particulars of the issues and corresponding legislation are on the
Catholic Advocacy Network site. The site is easy to navigate and even
easier to make your voices heard!
If you prefer, you may download action letters in a zip file to print, sign, and send. The network site lists elected officials by zip code.
- All Albertus Magnus parents are asked to register at the Catholic Advocacy Network site. There is also a follow-up alert on Catholic school funding that requires your immediate help.
there, fill in the form and email it to the governor and your
legislators all in one stroke. (Your address and zip code are used to
identify the appropriate representative.)
- You could also fill in the form and download it to print and send via U.S. mail.
Thank you for being an active member of the Catholic Advocacy Network.
A FEW SECONDS OF YOUR TIME CAN HAVE A LASTING IMPACT!