This should hopefully give a message LOUD (and clear) to the AZ legislation: STOP cutting funding to public education! This is infuriating countless citizens who understand Arizona has a lot of potential, but not if we keep cutting it off at the knees. We are only 51st in the nation for funding. We were 30th based on the 2010 SAT scores. And we are 19th for GDP. Why the discrepancy? Imagine what we could do if we actually spent money on our students! If we ever want to attract businesses or build our reputation, we need to fund education. It starts with education.
So, on Oct. 8th (2011) I will be singing my heart out to the tune of ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff but with lyrics adapted to speak straight to the matter. The song is now dubbed “Education Situation” and once you’ll hear it, you’ll know why.
The locations are most likely going to be a couple malls (Chandler and AZ Mills?) and then the State Capitol. All thanks to Lisa Sellers, the amazing woman who’s putting this all together.
If you’re interested, check out the facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/AZEducationSituationflashmob/ or send me an email and I’ll sign you up! (We’re looking for some strong voices ’cause O Fortuna isn’t a sissy song ;)) The more interest we can get, the better. If you don’t want to sing but want to be involved, let me know! Support is always wanted, and I’m sure a few more passionate faces wouldn’t hurt. I’ll post the location once it’s final.
And if anyone wants to see the lyrics, I’ll post ’em!