...and there were some good ones at the rally (what did you expect when you tick off a bunch of smart people? They sharpen their needles and start jabbing those that ticked them off :) )...
Just in case you forgot - 100% of Democrats in the lege voted to protect education; over 96% of Republicans in the lege voted to gut education.
During the day, I spoke to a number of people at the Capitol, some there for the rally and some not (including some tourists from Alberta..brrrr. :) ).
Most said that education shouldn't be a partisan issue, and I and most Democrats agree. There are many Republicans who agree with that sentiment, too.
Unfortunately for us, those Republicans aren't in the Arizona Legislature, with a couple of notable exceptions - thank you Senators Carolyn Allen and Jay Tibshraeny.
I may not agree with them on much else, but they were right when they voted against the budget "fix" that decimated education and human services in Arizona.
Education *shouldn't* be a partisan issue, but it is in Arizona.
I hope that the teachers, parents, and education supporters who were at today's rally remember that fact, and the "best sign of the day" in September and November of 2010 and vote in their children's and the state's long-term interests.