Burning Moms in the news:
USA Today loves us (and mentions our California Children’s Rally from June 17, 2008):
LA Times columnist Steve Lopez’ take:
Sandra Tsing Loh LA Times op ed, LAUSD needs pit bull PTA mom:
Burning Moms Gala pick in LA Weekly:
Here was Sandra’s invite on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTRz6KtDx-g
Essentially, we Burning Moms of Los Angeles feeled burned by burning too many pans of snickerdoodles for too many burny bake sales to raise money for the art, PE, music, and other programs we think our–and all–public school children should have as a matter of course. We feel burned by the fact that California, the 8th largest global economy, is 48th out of 50 states in public school funding; meanwhile our LA Unified school district bureaucracy’s budgetary habits seem to involve lighting twenty, hundred and thousand dollar bills on fire and flinging them out of the windows of 333 S. Beaudry (or into the pockets of consultants) while for “enrichment” our children sing karoake in outdoor cement rings choked with weeds.
As our children seem to make up the one educational group which HAS no lobby, we threw the first ever California Children’s Rally on June 17, 2008 at the Sacramento Capitol and are throwing the second one April 7, 2009, same venue. Join us. . .
We also see evidence of Burning Momhood everywhere in the U.S. Check out this bold open letter to Obama by Mother Jones’ Stephanie Mencimer:
Or post your comments (rabble-rouse! inform us!) below. . .