Amie Baca Ohlert, a high school counselor from Colorado, traveled to Washington this week, along with hundreds of other educators, with a message to Congress. Their nonpartisan message: Come up with a balanced budget solution that avoids automatic, across-the-board cuts that would harm students, the poor, and vulnerable and middle class families.
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Said Baca Ohlert to her members of Congress, “Come together to find a solution so that we don’t have cuts that will harm our students.”
The automatic cuts take effect March 1 unless Congress acts.