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July 2019 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/july-2019-honduras-coup-update/ As barricades and school occupations continued from having started at the end of April, repression against students continue to be severe, and the struggle is in the backdrop of a dengue epidemic that the Honduran healthcare system, denied of resources from the state, is not handling. In Choluteca where the social struggle is reputed to be the strongest, a heavy hunt for the ‘leader’ was confessed by the police, and also an 11 year old daughter of a social leader was assassinated.

May 2019 Honduras Coup update (tags)

This May 2019 in Honduras, starting with May Day, and culminating in 2 days of general strike in the continued struggle against the privatisation of education and healthcare. Way too many gunshots in different protests, and brutal repression generally. Several killed. Read on for details

Socialism in American English (tags)

The attacks of Republicans on the welfare system are driving the US population to the left. Proposals for a universal health care enjoy the support of around 70% of US citizens. Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Colorado demand a political change.

Bring Back Rafe! LA Hobart Elementary School Protest For Targeted Star Teacher (tags)

Students, parents, teachers and supporters of star teacher Raif Esquith protested at the Hobart Elementary School in LAUSD against the frame-up and bullying of Raif and other teachers by management.

Is AFT Pres Weingarten On The Take? (tags)

Is AFT President Randi Weingarten and other officials of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA taking millions of dollars from "non-profits" funded by union busters and privatizers such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and others is the question that attorney and education advocate Kathy Carroll answers

The revolte 2013 in brazil, repression and the struggle for an ongoing movement (tags)

Grown on the increasing social unjustice in the brazilian society, this june and july saw brazilians strongest and most ongoing spontaneous uprising and grassroot-movement in history against the current structures and conditions. One of the promoters for the growing of the protests was thereby the violent police forces, that showed even to middle-class protesting people, how the state protects against changes.

Protest Underscores Continuing Privatization of Oregon Schools (tags)

The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon.

Trinational Coalition's statement of support for teachers in Mexico (tags)

Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education-USA template statement and contacts listing to demonstrate support of teachers in Mexico

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS 15TH ANNIVERSARY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT (tags)

Honoring Humanitarians, Environmental Victories & Future Actions to Protect Mother Earth

The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy: Inspiration or Hype? (tags)

After years of embarrassing denial, the AFL-CIO recently took its first baby step in addressing the crisis that has engulfed organized labor: it recognized there was a problem. In the run up to its national convention in early September in Los Angles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently admitted that “what we’ve been doing isn’t working,” and consequently announced a new strategy that was, supposedly, a revolutionary break from the previously-failed strategy of organized labor.

Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)

education

Justice served with stiff penalties against fraudulent teacher recruiter (tags)

We, members of the Filipino community and different Filipino-American groups here in the US, extend our congratulations to the hundreds of Filipino teachers for their victorious struggle against their deceitful recruitment agency Universal Placement Inc. (UPI) and its owner Lourdes Navarro. We are happy that after four years of brave and sustained efforts on different fronts and winning different battles along the way, the case has reached the federal court which found these defendants liable for engaging in fraudulent practices.

Unconditional Surrender in Chicago (tags)

education

Chicago's teachers end strike (tags)

The ChicagoChicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end its seven-day strike. This means that classes will resume on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) for the country’s third largest school district’s 350,000 public school students.

Chicago's War on Education (tags)

education

September Surprise in Chicago (tags)

education

Chicago's Obama Ally, Mayor Emanuel, Wins Anti-Labor Injunction (tags)

We just heard on KPFA's Morning Mix, 8 a.m. Sept 17, 2012, 94.1 FM, that Mayor Emanuel obtained an injunction against the striking teachers. The teachers had postponed their decision 1 day for the Jewish New Year, but Zionist Emanuel, with dual US/Israeli citizenship and formerly a member of the Israeli Defense Force, and campaigner for Democratic Pres Obama, did not wait for the Jewish New Year and the democratic decision making process of labor. There is more.

Chicago Teachers Union Sellout (tags)

education

Capitulation in Chicago? (tags)

sellout

Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)

class war

Corporate Media's War on Public Education (tags)

education

Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)

education

Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)

Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.

All Eyes on Chicago's Teachers (tags)

It’s impossible to exaggerate the national importance of the teachers’ struggle in Chicago. If the Chicago teachers’ union — 26,000 members strong — goes on strike, many critical yet ignored political issues will go into the national spotlight, exposing nastiness that many politicians and labor leaders would like ignored until after the presidential elections.

The U.S. Labor Movement at the Crossroads, in the Crosshairs (tags)

The labor movement had better do some deep soul searching, and fast. Although the defeat in Wisconsin is the horrible end to a local drama, the corporate winners hope to turn their victory into the beginning chapter of a national novel.

Queer Democrats Endorse Teachers’ Union Leaders for School Boards (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality have become virtually an appendage of the local labor movements in making their 2012 election endorsements. In January they rejected progressive Congressional candidate Lori Saldaña and endorsed her moderate Democratic opponent, Scott Peters, largely on labor's say-so. In February they rated anti-marriage Catholic Juan Vargas and marriage equality defender Denise Moreno Ducheny equally "acceptable" for another Congressional seat. And in March they picked teachers' union leaders for their school board endorsements.

Venezuela – El Libertario #65: Opening up free spaces (tags)

The February-March 2012 issue of this voice for anarchist action and thought is out, as always committed to liberty and equality in solidarity since 1995. This issue includes the following:

Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)

Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.

Domestic Criminals Under Influence of Drugs Allowed To Teach At Priest River Schools (tags)

High school dropouts with extensive criminal records and known drug use allowed to be substitute teachers in Idaho. Violent Criminals stripped of gun rights teaching our children should not be allowed anywhere in America.

Campaign for the Just Treatment of International Corps of Educators (tags)

Over the past decade, the United States saw a growing shortage of teachers especially in inner-city and remote rural schools. This shortage was further compounded with the increased need for highly-qualified teachers as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mainly in core areas such as math, science and special education. In response to this shortage, school districts all over the country looked around the globe to recruit experienced and credentialed teachers to assist the country in educating its children. This was answered more than willingly by thousands of foreign teachers annually.

Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)

anti-labor

Statement On the Plight of Filipino Teachers of Maryland?s PGCPS (tags)

Lured by the American dream, non-immigrant workers here in the US have been subjected to different forms of exploitation, manipulation and abuse. The complexities of the recruitment process are being taken advantage of by placement agencies and sometimes with the collaboration of representatives of US employers. Oftentimes foreign workers leave their country deep in debt in raising money needed to cover for exorbitant placement and other fees.

Crackdowns, Torture and Intimidation in Bahrain (tags)

repression

Education of the Homo Oeconomicus (tags)

The school system should not only produce students with a narrowed economic view. Society consists of more than the sum of benefit-maximizing individuals.An economic system with fewer income differences, regulated financial markets and welfare state brings greater stability.

State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)

California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.

Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)

Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.

Police Brutality in Honduras (tags)

oppression

Proposed California budget slashes education (tags)

Amid looming budget deficits, school districts across California are preparing to fire teachers, close schools, cut programs, and increase class sizes, to cover reduced state funding. Like Democratic and Republican governors across the country, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force workers to pay for the economic crisis, while corporations make record profits. Within the state the richest Californian, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has a net worth of $27 billion, more than the entire state deficit.

Wisconsin Labor Leads 2d American Revolution (tags)

One year ago, on March 4, California students and teachers had a one-day strike for education, but nothing has improved because we did not have a general strike. Today, Wisconsin workers are striking and protesting the planned Democrat-Republican attack on the workingclass so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole country should join this 2d American Revolution with all deliberate speed.

The Wisconsin Uprising (tags)

The sweeping anti-union legislation being pushed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is not about balancing budgets. It is a power grab, part of a calculated effort to undermine what's left of the most significant institutional counter-balance to the ever-weightier political influence of corporations.

Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)

On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.

Education crisis in California (tags)

After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.

Gates' Yolie Flores displays an all new level of mendaciousness on ACLU settlement (tags)

Addressing the outrageous mendaciousness of Yolie Flores' recent anti-community and anti-labor op-ed on the Reed Settlement.

ERRATA Summary of Value-Added Forum at 89.3 KPCC (tags)

I made one factual error about the Times database, which does not change the injustice of how they treated Rigo.

Summary of KPCC Forum on "Value-Added" Evaluation of Teachers (tags)

This summary of a Public Radio forum takes on special relevance because of the recent tragic death of Rigoberto Ruelas, an excellent teacher who was rated "less effective" by the Los Angeles Times

March for Education and Against Budget Cuts (tags)

Come out for this one -- support teachers scapegoated by the union-bashing Los Angeles Times, and immigrants scapegoated by racists!

Union-Bashing and Teacher-Bashing In The Wake of the Rigo Ruelas Tragedy (tags)

We don't know anything about Rigo Ruelas' death, except that we lost an excellent teacher. But some anti-union and anti-teacher bloggers are still defending the Times, pretending they know what kind of teacher Rigo was.

Environmental Justice Groups’ Concern Continue As Carson-Gore School Opens (tags)

Parent Exposed to Toxic Vapors from Nearby Oil Operations

Filipino teachers in US file class suit vs oppressive recruiters (tags)

Filipino migrant teachers in Louisiana today (August 5, US Central Time) filed a class lawsuit against Universal Placement International (UPI) and its Philippine based partner, PARS International for various offenses ranging from racketeering, human trafficking, extortion and mail and wire fraud.

Teachers and Democrats Head for Divorce (tags)

It’s best to quickly recognize the red flags in any failing relationship. This way, ties can be severed instead of allowing things to linger forever in dysfunction. For Democrats and teachers’ unions, the writing is on the wall. The two are simply going in opposite directions. The Democrats continue on the road to corporate-inspired charter schools, using the tried and true method of “stronger teacher evaluations” to undermine “underperforming” schools and teachers — thus opening the door wide to private charter schools with their non-union workforce.

The Rift between Teachers and Democrats Widens (tags)

The corporate media is brutally honest on rare occasions. Take for example a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, titled The Teachers’ Union’s Last Stand (05-23-10). The title itself is surprisingly sincere, since it admits that the nation’s teachers are being targeted for attack by the Obama Administration, through his “Race to the Top” education reform. And although the article has an inherently corporate bias, it contains many revelations that have been otherwise ignored in the mainstream media.

5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)

Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.

LACC sexism on campus (tags)

professors on rampage shirk professionalism in favor of words like "tits and ass," "slut" etc. racism and homophobia and sexism torture

Labor Leader Jack Gerson Endorses Stewart Alexander for California Governor (tags)

Today, public education is being challenged by corporations that have an interest in taking control over public education. Stewart Alexander says he would agree that the educational system is flawed; however, “We cannot abandon education to the private sector, for-profit corporations. Corporations are concerned with the bottom line, increasing profits; this will result in having non-union teachers and workers and increase cost for the public sector.”

Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 3 0f 3 (tags)

Photo set 3 ( of 3 ) from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 2 0f 3 (tags)

Photo set 2 ( of 3 ) from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 1 0f 3 (tags)

Photo set 1 from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.

Support the Protests says Ohio Socialist Senate Candidate (tags)

Dan La Botz, the Cincinnati school teacher who joined the Ohio race for U.S. Senate last month, issued a statement today supporting the national day of protests over the crisis in education. He also called for the creation of system of free, quality public education such as some states, such as California, had in the 1960s. “The Obama administration and the U.S. Congress provided trillions in grants, loans, and federal insurance to banks and corporations for the bailouts,” said La Botz. “The total military and war budget comes to almost $750 billion dollars. The President’s proposed education budget is just under $50 billion dollars. The Obama government provided hundreds of times more money to the bankers than it will to teachers and students, and it will spend 15 times more on arms and war than on our children’s education. Obama proposes more loans for college students, loans that will saddle more families and students with more debt. We don’t need loans—we need free education.”

LA Students & UTLA Teachers Speak Out On Privatization-No More Give Aways, Save Our School (tags)

On February 9, hundreds of students and UTLA teachers rallied throughout Los Angeles to protest the privatization and destruction of public education in the school district

Fighting Company Union Ideology (tags)

The evolution of the company union in the U.S. is a history of both labor’s progress and its missteps. It is a story that, at bottom, speaks to the battle of workers to find an independent, powerful presence on the job — and to push this clout into the community to help shape the broader public realm. Unions came into existence organically wherever capitalism developed. As soon as workers were brought together by a small number of employers and compelled to make profits for them, the employees naturally sought to defend themselves. A living wage and decent working conditions failed to emerge through the good will of the employers, unfortunately, so workers took matters into their own hands.

Labor for Palestine: Response to Defamatory Attacks and Call to Action (tags)

These false assertions come as no surprise. Dishonesty underlies the entire attempt to undermine BDS, and to shore up Israeli apartheid, occupation and oppression.

Facts for Working People (tags)

Facts for Working People on Education * Capitalism Loves Education...to death! * Charter Schools- a move to privitize education * Teachers- Why you shouldn't work "off the clock" * Teaching " to the test" Poor Children Left Behind * Bailout vs Public Education * Detroit Education Strike

Reinventing No Child Left Behind (tags)

Obama plans to privatize public education

Public School is Poison for our Children (tags)

School cuts are destroying projects that are an antidote to school, schools have been limiting our children's rights and school can't teach our children but force them to memorize which we won't remember later.

Secretary of Education Duncan: Pushing the Chicago Plan - video link (tags)

link info to video stream

The Democrats vs. Public Education (tags)

Public education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.

Last Call for PAPEL's Summer School Program (tags)

With the budget cuts to our summer program now in effect, and with reports by community members of acts of vandalism throughout the different communities in Los Angeles by young children who should otherwise be in school, one community group is ready to take over what the LAUSD failed to do: save our kids!

People's Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation: Summer School Program Update (tags)

With LAUSD cuts to summer school programs already in effect, a community of activists, teachers, parents and concerned citizens have held summer school for grades K-12 in front of LAUSD's Administrative Headquarters at 333 South Beaudry Street. While attendance was small, and kept that way for symbolic purposes, we are ready to move to a different location, one that will accommodate more students and parents. But we need your help!

Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts (tags)

Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 1 of 2

Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 3 (tags)

Part 3 of a 3 Part Photo Essay.

Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 2 (tags)

Part 2 of a 3 Part Photo Essay

Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers (tags)

Kids Raise Their Voices about Cuts and Class Size. Photo Essay Part 1 of 3

Hunger Strikers Picket Cortinez Home Day 21 (tags)

Los Angeles Teachers Bring Their Fight to the Superintendent's Hood

Reflections after 22 days on hunger strike (tags)

Where are we now and where are we headed are two of the questions we are facing in this education crisis, one that if not addressed soon and courageously, will bring about devastation to our communities, especially those communities of color and in low-income neighborhoods.

Los Angeles Teacher Hunger Strike Carries On. Days 14,16 and 17 Photos (tags)

LAUSD Rescinds 505 Cuts But 2500 Jobs Still Headed For Termination Next Week. Overcrowding Chaos Looms Large on the 2010 - 2011 Horizon

Hunger Strike Blog (tags)

Blog of teacher/hunger striker working to stop class size increases and teacher layoffs in LAUSD

L.A.Hunger Strikers on Ninth Day of Fast (tags)

Los Angeles Teachers Fast for Their Students.Class size and Layoffs Spur Deeper Protests.

Los Angeles Teachers Stage Civil Disobedience at Downtown Headquarters: Extra Photos (tags)

A second set of photos from the May 15th U.T.L.A civil Disobedience http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/05/227078.php

Los Angeles Teachers Stage Civil Disobedience at Downtown Headquarters (tags)

Educators Suffer Arrest and Possible Censure in Civil Disobedience

AJLPP SUPPORTS TEACHERS/STUDENTS MAY 15 MASS ACTIONS IN LA (tags)

To Rebel is Justified! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) militantly supports the teachers mass actions today May 15 against LAUSD strike –breaking tactics and intimidation against the students who support their teachers.

Friday 11:00 am - 200+ Students Walk Out at Venice HIgh (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - IMC reporter at the scene reports some 200 students have walked out of class and are holding a demonstration on the front lawn in support of the teachers. About five police units threatening students not to step foot off campus.

Friday 9:00 am - Teachers Stage Pickets Instead of Strike (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - There are reports of teachers picketing this morning at campus throughout the city. In place of a planned one day strike for today that a judge issued an injunction against.

Lies, Statistics and the Los Angeles Times: "Firing Teachers" (tags)

The LA Times makes it appear as if non-qualified teachers are gaming the system in great numbers, but a careful reading of the article shows that may not be the case.

EPCC CONDEMNS LA COURT /LAUSD SCHOOL BOARD FOR INTIMIDATION AND UNION-BUSTING (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) condemns the recent Los Angeles Court order against the teachers strike today, May 13. The LA School Board and Superintendent Ramon Cortines succeeded to impose an injunction if the teachers continue with their planned strike. The UTLA has ordered the strike to be set aside. On April 30th, over 73% of the 
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union members voted for a one-day strike on May 15th to protest the budget cuts that would lay-off over 5,000 teachers and leave students in overcrowded classrooms. 

 LA Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ordered the court injunction that favored the School Board that has been preparing to stop the teacher strike and any simultaneous student protest on May 15th.

CDIR Support Teachers Strike May 15: L.A. Unified goes to court to fight teachers strike (tags)

As the Los Angeles teachers girds for a strike on Friday, may 15, LAUSD officials said they will seek an immediate court injunction to stop Friday’s scheduled one-day teachers strike. The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) supports the teachers strike on Friday and will march today, May 12 at the LAUSD building at 1:00 PM. They are also protesting the lay-off of more than 4,500 teachers by June 2009. The LA Times today, May 12 said: "expected Tuesday morning filing in L.A. Superior Court is part of a two-pronged legal strategy by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Stupid USA: Federal Judge Attacks Teacher's Right to Criticize "Creationism" Gar (tags)

As this backward country declines at a snowballing pace, the decay spreads like wildfire. We now have allegedly educated people, federal judges, supporting fascist high school students' lawsuits against teachers who were secretly recorded correctly attacking "creationism," better known as contempt for evolution, under the stupid theory that it attacked religion, which should be attacked as it is superstition

Santee Teachers Strike March 27, 2009 [South-Central Los Angeles] (tags)

One hour strike @ Santee (high school). Teachers & students speak [see video]. CUTS HURT KIDS & TEACHERS!

EPCC SUPPORTS UTLA JANUARY 29 MASS ACTION AGAINST LAUSD AND STATE BUDGET CUTS (tags)

"No to Budget Cuts! Cuts Hurts Kids!" Downtown Los Angeles became a sea of red and multi-colored banners,t-shirts and caps in the afternoon of January 29.. Led by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA),more than 5,0000 militant teachers and their allies in red t-shirts marched thorugh downtown LA and filled the Pershing Square to protest budget cuts by the California state Governor and the legislature as well as the excessive and lavish spending spree of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)at the expense of teachers as well as the public.

EPCC SUPPORTS UTLA PROTEST JAN. 29 IN LA (tags)

"No to Budget Cuts! Cuts Hurts Kids!" Downtown Los Angeles became a sea of red and multi-colored banners,t-shirts and caps in the afternoon of January 29.. Led by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA),more than 5,0000 militant teachers and their allies in red t-shirts marched thorugh downtown LA and filled the Pershing Square to protest budget cuts by the California state Governor and the legislature as well as the excessive and lavish spending spree of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)at the expense of teachers as well as the public.

Educators Protest Scholarship's Discriminatory Policy (tags)

Over 100 teachers and students protest in front of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Headquarters demanding they halt their discriminatory policy barring undocumented students from applying to their scholarship

YOUTH PROTESTS IMELDA MARCOS (tags)

The choice of former first lady Imelda Marcos as "guest of honor" at a youth leadership conference opening in Baguio City on Sunday has raised a furor among education officials, as well as various teacher and student groups. The controversial wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be honored for her “contribution to Philippine culture and arts” at the DepEd’s annual National Leadership Training for Student Government Officers at the Teachers Camp. The four-day conference is a project of the DepEd's Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs, or CSCA.

L. A. Teachers Fight Cuts in Education Budget (tags)

A UTLA Member Reports from the Picket Line Over 40,000 teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, (UTLA), sacrificed an hour of their pay to protest the proposed state budget cuts on Friday, June 6, 2008. LA, CA

Teachers Strike In LA (tags)

“ THEY SAY CUT BACK, WE SAY FIGHT BACK! They Say Our Way, We Say No Way! “ Thousands of teachers, parents,students and their supporters In a one-hour demonstration at the beginning of the day,picket outside schools in Los Angeles. Converging at the Los Angeles High, Belmont High School. Fairfax High School, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex and Gratts Elementary School in Central Los Angeles held an hour long demonstration this morning to protest proposed budget cuts. Banging pots, waving signs, shouting slogans to passersby and delaying the start of the school day as students in the nation's second-largest school district waited in gymnasiums and auditoriums and on athletic fields. Motorist hoked their horns in supports of the rallyist. By 9 a.m. most protests had wound down.

VIDEO: LA School Teachers Stage 1 Hour Walkout (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2008 – Teachers with the LA Unified School District staged a one hour micro-strike today. Walking out on for the first hour of their workday, teachers staged pickets in front of local schools today. The teachers are protesting budget cuts that are impacting their ability to provide education to their students. Uploaded is video from a picket line at a local elementary school.

6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)

Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.

Hey, Arnold! No Budget Cuts 4 CA Education: Segerstrom Hi Students & Teachers Speak Out (tags)

Santa Ana, CA: At a rally to save California Public Education, Segerstrom High School students and RIF'ed teachers speak out against Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts. To voice your concerns, contact: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814............................... E-mail: governor@governor.ca.gov.................... Phone: 916-445-2841.......................... Fax: 916-445-4633

Destroying Public Education in America (tags)

Privatizations schemes to destroy public education.

Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle! (tags)

We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.

LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)

For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.

Kozol Rips "No Child Left Behind" in San Diego (tags)

Educator and activist Jonathan Kozol spoke at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego October 8 and ripped the "No Child Left Behind" law, with its agenda of standardized high-stakes testing, militaristic regimentation of the classroom and veiled racism in its assumption of children of color learn "differently' from whites and therefore must be taught less imaginatively.

LAUSD - Racist School District (tags)

The majority of LAUSD's teachers are White! LAUSD discriminates against African American and Hispanic teachers!

Dear Anaheim City School District Board of Education, (tags)

Anaheim Elementary Education Association (AEEA)/Anaheim City School District (ACSD) contract negotiations CONTINUE at impasse. A rally was held at the ACSD School Board Meeting on Monday evening, August 27, 2007. Over 400 enthusiastic educators, family members, and Anaheim community members crowded the ACSD Board room to rally in support of ACSD teachers. Impassioned speakers from ACSD delivered speeches to the Board. Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), Eric Altman, spoke in support of ACSD teachers and for a speedy contract settlement. This YouTube video features highlights of the Board Meeting, speeches, and rally. We are asking the public at large to show support of AEEA teachers by contacting the Anaheim City School District's Board of Education members and urging them to settle our contract NOW. sboard@acsd.k12.ca.us

Report from Oaxaca #2 (tags)

Today, people didn’t want to talk about fear, but instead about the anger the repression has filled them with. They denounced the government and proudly upheld their struggle. The last six months has changed people. They have stood up—or as many describe it, finally the people have said “enough,”—and and the changes that thousands are going through are not so easily crushed.

Against the repression in Oaxaca, Anti-capitalist class struggle! (tags)

For several months the town of Oaxaca, capital of the Mexican State of the same name, has been the center (of a movement) of important struggles which have undergone (or suffered) repeated attacks by the forces of repression (police, army and paramilitary) with many victims: at the end of November the toll was 22 dead and 34 disappeared.

Report from Oaxaca - Dec. 23 - Night of the Radishes - Message to the People of the World (tags)

In these past days many different people have told us that the struggle continues despite all the repression.... the events of the past 6 months have changed people profoundly...People are thinking of Oaxaca, but not only Oaxaca.

The Only Way Out of Iraq: Troops and Teachers Stand Down (tags)

Efforts to vote the US out of Iraq, to lobby the US out of Iraq, to beg the US out of Iraq, or even to march the US out of Iraq, misinterpret the causes of the war, and the locations of power where anti-war action might matter

This is What Recuperation Looks Like: the Rebellion in Oaxaca and the APPO (tags)

A look at the events in Oaxaca and a critical look at the APPO and its program of struggle.

Chronology of Events in Oaxaca and Mexico (tags)

A brief report from Gustavo Esteva, Oliver Frohling and myself of what is happening in Oaxaca, to add more information, yesterday november the 2nd. the people resist an attempt of the Federal Police to take the university and shot down the radio station that is the comunication sistem of the movement against the local governor. please share it with does that could be interested. love to all Sergio Beltrán (yeyo)

BTL:Violence Against Strikers in Oaxaca, Mexico Triggers Solidarity Actions (tags)

Report produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

3,000 Teaches go to Oaxaca in Support of APPO (tags)

Today, the Popular Assembly of the People of Michoacán (APPM) has sent 3,000 Teachers to support APPO in Oaxaca!

COURAGE AND RESISTANCE IN OAXACA AND MEXICO CITY (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE IN MEXICO TODAY

Warning to the Teachers of Oaxaca, Beware the US Trojan Horse (tags)

Oaxaca teachers are taking the lead in the struggle against injustice, but a Trojan Horse is headed their way.

How the State of Education Has Changed Over Time in (tags)

I think, when the school opens this June, it’s high time to send our officials back to school so that they would learn first hand the real sad state of our educational system. #

Ed Tech for teachers (tags)

Renewable energy, eco recycling, electric autos, organic gardening, sustainable technologies. Feeding the poor.

New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)

How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.

Illegal Immigration leads North American "community" to follow European Union (tags)

The Global Regime is hungry and rabid. It wants a body of slave labor to access anywhere in the world. The Ford Foundation and numerous transnationals have poured millions into preparing to remount dominance over workers in the U.S. It's developed a front to hide behind and the green light has been given for a full assault.

Governor Joins Struggle Against Teachers (tags)

Stewart Alexander, candidate for lieutenant governor, oppose Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s move to take control of the LAUSD and says he fully support the position of the teachers, district officials and the unions on this important issue.

If Teachers Were Congressmen (tags)

Enough Said!

THURS. 10/27: Scores of RNs, Teachers, Working Women Protest to Schwarzenegger (tags)

Scores of RNs to Protest Schwarzenegger's Special Election at Corporate-Sponsored Conference on Women Thursday What: RNs Rally to Stop Arnold Where: Long Beach Convention Center, Pine @ Bay When: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 Press Conference: 8 a.m. Rally: 10 a.m. Schwarzenegger Returns to Scene of Infamous 'Kicking Butts' of Nurses Comment

Schwarzenegger Signs AB 405: Bill Protects Kids from Exposure to Experimental Pesticides (tags)

Kids & Teachers Are NOT Lab Rats!

SCHWARZENEGGER'S DILEMMA: (tags)

Sign A Bill Banning The Use Of Experimental Pesticides In Schools Or Cave In To Chemical Industry Lobbyists

Crenshaw Cougar Coalition Asks School District to Waive Hiring Formula (tags)

Nearly one hundred students, parents and teachers at Crenshaw High School were joined by community leaders in a press conference held at the campus' main entrance this evening. The press conference aimed to respond to a series of emergency meetings the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board has called in the past week aimed at dealing with Crenshaw's recent loss and return on appeal of accreditation. At specific issue is the School District's mandate that Crenshaw sacrifice 16 teachers currently teaching full course loads at Crenshaw to other schools.

Don't Poison Kids-- Who Couldn't Sign On To That?; (tags)

AB 405 - Stops Experiments on K-12 Kids

AB 405- STOP HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AT K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)

TEACHERS & KIDS ARE NOT LAB RATS!

Schwarzenegger faces boos, turned backs at Santa Monica College (tags)

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took the stage Tuesday at Santa Monica College's Corsair Stadium, which was filled with a maximum capacity crowd, and faced boos, chants, turned backs and signs of protest to his policies on education funding.

SMC Braces for Gov’s Visit: Preparing for 3,000 to 5,000 Protestors (tags)

Although estimates vary wildly, campus police told teachers and staff that they are preparing for some 3,000 to 5,000 protestors, according to a faculty member who attended the briefing.

Students, teachers and community speak out at SMC Broad Meeting (tags)

Students, teachers and community members are insulted by the board’s selection of another bad actor turned evil politician to speak at their graduation ceremony.

Protest military recruiters on SMC Campus (tags)

WHAT: Protest to get military recruiters off SMC campus. WHEN: Monday, June 6th at 6pm WHERE: Santa Monica Board Room, Business Building, Room 117, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Mass Rally vs. Arnold's Education Cuts (tags)

Thousands of teachers, school employees, and other citizens concerned about cuts to education held a mass rally in Pershing Square yesterday to demand that funding stolen from schools by Governor Schwarzenegger be restored immediately.

So-Cal Teachers to Join Rally in LA May 25 Against Gov. (tags)

Thousands of teachers will join a massive group of concerned citizens next week to protest Governor Schwarzenegger’s broken promises to schools, his attacks on the working people of this state as ''special interests,'' and his impending call for a wasteful $80 million special election.

Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)

Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)

Terminator’s pension scam takes hit (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO — In a surprise announcement April 7, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is delaying until June 2006 a controversial ballot initiative to change state workers’ pensions from public, guaranteed-benefit programs to privatized 401(k)-like pensions.

Arnold's Hired Thug Petition Workers and Scare Tactics (tags)

The conduct Erica describes constitutes a violation of Penal Code Sec. 422 -- "terrorist threats" . The statute punishes threats of bodily harm which are so unequivocal and immediate as to cause the person threatened to be in sustained fear for her safety.

ARNOLD ALERT!!! March 22, Irvine!!!!! (tags)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Regency Hotel, Irvine, CA 5:00 p.m. Arnold Schwarzenegger Fund Raiser!

Wed. 3/16 5pm: Nurses, teachers, & firefighters to protest Gov's LA fundraiser (tags)

Hundreds of the nurses, teachers, students and firefighters will gather outside Gov.'s fundraiser at Century Plaza Hotel to protest Governor Schwarzenegger's cash-register politics WHEN: 5 pm, Wednesday, March 16th WHERE: Westin Century Plaza Hotel 2025 Avenue of the Stars

when the government... (tags)

when the government owns the media who willtellthe truth? this of COURSE includes socialist international government, famed for totalitarianism. or: why not too many people take indymedia seriosuly

Academic Freedom is Almost a Thing of the Past (tags)

Colorado professor and Indian activist Ward Churchill, threatened with sacking for his outspoken views on the 9-11 attacks, at least has the protection of tenure. For most academics, that kind of protection of free speech is long gone. So is their willingness to take controversial stands.

A failing grade: Charter schools and education reform (tags)

Charter schools are a major aspect of the political right.......

America's Opportunity to Educate (tags)

"Imagine a school where every teacher is amazing, charismatic, knowledgeable and can address every student's needs.. All we have to do to attain the New American Dream is convince a majority to vote in its best interest.."

Free speech in Chicago? (tags)

Choicago teachers assert 1rst amendment rights

Teachers and their union fight for public education (tags)

CHICAGO – Children’s paintings hang on the walls in the lobby of the Chicago Teachers Union office. It’s comforting for parents to see schoolkids’ artwork framed and on display.

Teacher/ Activist Cesar Cruz Fired For Placing Students and Parents Above Profit (tags)

International Activist, Poet, and Elementary Teacher Cesar Cruz was fired Monday at Downer Elementary School. The firing occured after an article was published that documented Cesar's organizing of a 70 mile march on Sacramento by students and parents to protest budget cuts at their 99% people of color school, as well as the presence of the nearby prison and oil refinery. (Un) Coincidentally, Cesar had also recently aided the community in their demands for a new school and site-based management. A call for action is occurring.

Organized Labor Rallies Against War (tags)

Hundreds of trade unionists, members of U.S. Labor Against the War, march together in solidarity to demand "Money for jobs and education! End the Occupation!"

ABOUT : CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)

CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT & FAMED ARTIST PARTNER TO PROTECT KIDS

PROTEST Schwarzenegger's Elimination of Minority Science Program (tags)

STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS PROTEST SCHWARZENEGGER'S ELIMINATION OF MINORITY SCIENCE PROGRAM

Panama-General strike to defend social security (tags)

Panama

Chicago teachers (tags)

An open letter to Chicago Public School teachers

A Continuous Procession of Clones for the State (tags)

I would never contemplate teaching kids to think that government should be about "doing something." That is the absolute worst thing you can do as a teacher if you want your students to have a respect for the freedom of the individual, the Constitution, limited government, free markets, and the founding of our once great republic. Inculcating kids with the crazy notion that government is constituted to "do something" every time life gets difficult or just inconvenient, only serves to roll out the red carpet for totalitarian government.

Peru: An Upsurge of Strikes and Barricades (tags)

All through May the people of Peru built a powerful wave of struggle--isolating the corrupt government and shaking the rotten system that holds them in misery. Peru's President Toledo responded with bloody repression--imposing a fascistic "state of emergency" and unleashing his soldiers to kill people in the streets. As we go to press, this powerful upsurge is still shaking the country. The following report is based on mainstream press accounts.

Workers Struggle's In Costa Rica (tags)

Costa Rica

help i need someone to help me proof read this please english teachers whatever come help! (tags)

please help me proof read this please help me proof read this essay/report i need help plz

Few Teachers Have Ability To Reason Accurately (tags)

Teachers are idiots. Don't trust them. The government hires them, they know all, and they want dumbies working for them to make sure the populace are kept ignorant, to allow the State to do their dirty work.

Hitler Said It Best (tags)

If we hold any hopes for a return to the America of our Founding Fathers, and to accurate interpretations of the US Constitution, we must act now, each of us teaching and leading as Elders, as in The Giver, and take back our educational decision-making roles

Teacher Shut Up (don't mention the war) (tags)

All across the country teachers are being told to shut up about President Bush and his war. As one concerned parent to another, I urge you to send email.

The Soft Bigotry of the Teacher's Union (tags)

Interesting differences in resources for parents. http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110002943

Qwest and Bank of America Accused of Defrauding Retired Teachers (tags)

The California Teachers Retirement System sued Qwest Communications and Bank of America for engaging in "fraudulent schemes" that cost the teachers' fund millions of dollars.

Spain; Students on the Streets against right wing (tags)

Spain

The battle cry in Florida: Jeb must go! (tags)

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hundreds of election campaigners who gathered here, Aug. 27, for a debate between Democratic candidates for Florida governor were divided on who should win the Sept. 10 primary. But they had a unanimous verdict for the incumbent: “Jeb Bush must go.”

School Revolutionary Party (tags)

the creation of the school revolutionary party, a struggle for student rights and revolution of our school system

Rally in Leimart Park Square May 25th 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (tags)

LAUSD has failed to address the educational needs of African American children. Our children deserve and need help.

A Call for a Student Strike- 09/28 (tags)

On Friday, September 28, 2001- a call for a student strike.

Students At Locke High Demand An Education (tags)

This is the second in a series of articles about Locke High School in South Central Los Angeles, where humiliating random searches are carried out against the students on a daily basis and where a teacher was fired for standing up for her students.

East L.A. parents need your help! (FRIDAY PROTEST) (tags)

Mothers of East L.A. call a protest over intimidation, discrimination and police brutality in the public schools of Los Angeles!

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