Sacramento - Today Senate Republicans unanimously supported Senate Resolution 16, authored by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), proclaiming May 11, 2011 as "Day of the Teacher." SR 24 was introduced to "remember and honor all individuals who give the gift of knowledge through teaching."
Senate Republicans, who believe education funding should be a top budget priority, rose to voice their support of the resolution during discussion on the Senate Floor.
Watch the floor speeches on SR 16 by Republican Senators:
- Tom Harman (Huntington Beach)
- Ted Gaines (Roseville)
- Doug LaMalfa (Richvale)
- Tony Strickland (Simi Valley)
SR 16 passed unanimously out of the Senate.