Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green go back to school -- to protest California's proposed budget cuts
The parents at Wonderland Avenue School in the Hollywood Hills are upset about budget cuts -- so upset that they asked one of their own, actor-parent Brian Austin Green, to star in a video to draw attention to their cause.
Green enlisted his off-again, on-again girlfriend Megan Fox as a costar. Parents wrote the script, which entertainment PR-parent John Koch explained to L.A. Now is "meant to be funny," and produced the spot with help from Funny or Die.
“The video is an exaggeration," Koch said. "It’s meant to be funny, but the question is, when is enough enough? How far are these cuts going to go? It’s a tough situation for a lot of people.”
This isn't the first effort by Wonderland parents to focus a spotlight on their budget fears ...
Green holds a diploma from North Hollywood High School. Fox was bullied in middle school, Elle magazine reported, and tested out of high school via correspondence at age 17 so she could move to Los Angeles to act. Schwarzenegger went to school in Austria and then spent a year in the army.
Wonderland, according to 2007 data, has a 21-1 student-teacher ratio, with teachers averaging 12 years experience and bringing home API scores in the 950 ballpark (the 2009 state average was 755). According to CNN, the school has lost office staff and an assistant principal and could lose several teachers at the end of school year.
California faces a budget deficit in the neighborhood of $24 billion.
Remind us again -- which part of this was meant to be funny?
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Megan Fox, in character, in "Jennifer's Body." Credit: Doane Gregory / 20th Century Fox.
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