Education Supporters Hosting Mock Bake Sale to Draw Attention to Budget Cuts

SHIPPENSBURG — Area parents are hoping to bring awareness to the impact of Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget cuts to public education one cookie at a time.

There are 20 days left until parents and community groups opposing the governor’s proposed budget host their second annual state-wide mock bake sale to protesting funding cuts to public education. The budget stagnates funding to state public school districts and forecasts an $82 million cut in state funding for Shippensburg University and the 13 other universities in the state system.

Susan Spicka is an organizer of the demonstration and an 89th state district congressional candidate. She said the week-long bake sale, which begins April 9, intends to bring awareness to the impact that the proposed cuts could have on public education in Pennsylvania.

Click here to read the full article published in the Public Opinion (March 20, 2012).


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