Thank you for Joining the 2018 Bus Trip for Education
Nearly 200 students, parents, educators, residents and school board members joined the 2018 16th annual Bus Trip to Sacramento on Tuesday, May 15.
On a pleasant day in the shadow of the historic Capitol Building in Capitol Park, we met with 10 State Senators and Assemblymembers and a representative from the California Teachers Association. We also squeezed in lunch in the park and tours of the Capitol.
The conversations were engaging, and the students in our group from Oak Grove and Silver Creek High Schools and Downtown College Prep were well-prepared with questions about the teacher shortage, lack of vocational and technical programs, school safety and the high cost of college tuition.
Our guest speakers spoke a little about their backgrounds and the bills and policies they were working on in the Senate and Assembly, and then gave their best answers to sometimes tough questions. Visiting us were Senators Jim Beall, Bob Wieckowski and Jerry Hill, and Assemblymembers Anna Caballero, Evan Low, Marc Berman, Ash Kalra, Kansen Chu, Mark Stone and Kevin Kiley.
Stay tuned for more details about our conversations with the Legislators. And soon we'll be planning for next year's Bus Trip for Education. Please give my office feedback on the 2018 trip. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or all my office at 408-299-5030.