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Educators group snubs legislators

November 06, 2009|Howard Blume

Nobody was selected for this year's Legislator of the Year Award from the California School Boards Assn. because schools suffered so much from funding cuts approved by the state Legislature that the group didn't want to single out any lawmaker for praise.

"Sure, there are some legislators who have done good things for education, and others that we admire for their efforts," Frank Pugh, the group's president-elect, said in a statement.

"But for crying out loud, schools have been cut by $2,100 per student. We'd be nuts to present this award to anybody in a year when the cuts are going to have detrimental effects on an entire generation of students. We just have to draw the line somewhere."

-- Howard Blume

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