fix articles 33963, public education
LAUSD, Privatization, Charters And The Fight To Defend Public Education Education Conferen (tags)
On September 30, 2017 an education conference was held on the Fight Against Privatization, Charters and the LAUSD. These are the presentations and discussion at the conference
WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA (tags)
WorkWeek looks at three protests on the opening day at LAUSD and the war against public education led by the Eli Broad Foundation, Walton Foundation and other privatizers.
The Internationalist No. 39 is out! (tags)
To get your copy, send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008.
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
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
VIDEO: Durviving the New American Economy, 56min (tags)
Bill Moyers interviewed two Milwaukee families struggling against a downhill economy in a changing city. Deindustrialization isn't a law of nature like falling rain but a political decision. After deindustrialization, state jobs were a way to middle class life.
Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
Education and Democracy (tags)
Chicago Teachers Union Sellout (tags)
Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)
Corporate Media's War on Public Education (tags)
A Nation of Morons (tags)
Egypt amidst bloody military repression, Islamist reaction and workers’ struggles (tags)
After the killings at the soccer match on February 1 at Port Said (74 deaths, mainly among supporters of the Al-Ahly club of Cairo), the “ultras”, supporters of the teams from the capital whom, throughout the events of last year had fought many times the forces of repression, have accused the SCAF of premeditated killing
Occupy United Way! Group founded and manifesto published (tags)
Grassroots activists and public education advocates take on the United Way for its complicity with the corporate education reform cabal!
Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)
Urgently requesting a meeting with the LAUSD Board President (tags)
Pleading to LAUSD to redress the grievous issues with CNCA Corporation's charter for CRES #14. In Barrio Echo Parque / Historic Filipinotown our voice is being patently ignored, our community disrespected, and an entire set of prospective students are being robbed.
March 2 Day of Action for Education in Riverside (tags)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
RIVERSIDE, California - Students from the Inland Empire's main universities and community colleges held rallies at their respective campuses in the morning before converging in Riverside's civic center for a demonstration with speakers and music. Demands included an end to tuition hikes and schools cuts, an end to social services cuts, and the passage of the DREAM Act.
Rally March 2nd "Day of Action: Defend Public Education & Health and Human Services (tags)
Rally March 2nd "Day of Action: Defend Public Education & Health and Human Services and Push The CA Dream Act"
Black History Month Celebration: The Unfinished Battle for Quality Public Schools (tags)
Education proponents will highlight the role of freed slaves in winning free, integrated public schools for the first time in U.S. history during the post Civil War reconstruction era
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.
Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)
In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!
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.
Defend Public Education- March 4th Follow-up (tags)
Students, Teachers, workers and parents united last October to Strike and for a Day fo Aciton on March 4th. This is the second conference to Defend Public Education
A Crisis of Priorities (tags)
10 minute long video coverage of March 4 Rally to save public education. Downtown Los Angeles. Schools not jails, books not bars!
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.”
Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part 2 (tags)
In Part I of this essay we looked at strategies in defense of public education that are referred to as “ultra-left,” meaning that they veer so far left that they sever ties with the working class and consequently lose all traction when it comes to influencing the movement. Here we will examine strategies that veer to the right, often ending up in the camp of opportunism, which means sacrificing principles and working class independence for the sake of quick but illusory gains. The interests of working people are subordinated to those of the capitalist class and the politicians who represent them, be they Democrats or Republicans. Finally, we will return to the question of how to proceed forward.
Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part I (tags)
The massive turnout across the state of California on March 4 in defense of public education provides indisputable evidence that this movement is just at the beginning stage. And much credit is due to the countless number of students, staff, and teachers who committed many, many hours of their time, tirelessly organizing for March 4; without this dedication, the event would have sputtered to a stop.
Why Teachers Unions Matter (tags)
Nowadays a newspaper cannot be opened — or a TV turned on — without one being subjected to anti-teacher misinformation. The anti-teacher hysteria looks diverse on the surface, but underneath, this public controversy seeks to dislodge teachers unions: the right-wing trashes teachers’ unions outright, while the “liberal” media takes a more subtle, sophisticated approach, blaming the state of public education on “bad teachers” who must be fired and replaced. Both styles are the same in essence.
The Way Forward for the Movement in Defense of Public Education (tags)
On March 4, students, staff, teachers, faculty and their unions on all levels of public education created history by uniting and pouring out onto the streets to engage in what were overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations to defend public education. The movement swept through small towns and large cities with demonstrators, including young elementary school students, carrying picket signs while yelling chants expressing their determination to fight back
March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)
On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.
The Great Bi-Partisan Deception (tags)
Some cancer is too aggressive even for chemotherapy. The US political system is infected with such a disease; and we may be witnessing the first death spasms. In a country ravaged by war and economic crisis, with tens of millions of people suffering, politicians are capable of doing absolutely nothing to help ordinary people. The only two “achievements” of the Democrat’s super majority in the Senate — over the course of five months — were an ineffectual stimulus package and a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan.
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
Join the E-March to Protect Public Education Funding (tags)
The State is cutting education funding. Take this simple action to send the Governor a message.
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
Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)
In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.
Reinventing No Child Left Behind (tags)
Obama plans to privatize public education
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.
The Dumbing-Down of America (tags)
The Endless Loop of Public Education: "Is Our Children Learning?"
Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)
The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.
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
Queer Democrats Hold Love-Fest for School Board Candidates (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly endorsed three candidates in local school board races in a love-fest meeting February 28 that contrasted dramatically with their previous one on January, a knock-down, drag-out debate between incumbent city attorney Mike Aguirre and two of his challengers (one of whom has since left the race). They also rated openly Gay Republican Carl DeMaio "unacceptable" as a candidate for the San Diego City Council.
Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Conflict (tags)
Public Education Campaigns in Israel are vitally needed to educate the Israeli Public to (1) the illusory threat of a free and independent Palestine, indeed how this would benefit Israel, and (2) the stain left on the Jewish heritage and soul of Israel by such aggression.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/21/06) (tags)
Washington uses New Orleans to push for dismantling of public education.
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.)
The Socialist Disease -- More Education Money Won’t Solve Problems (tags)
Bush’s hidden attack on public education (tags)
PHILADELPHIA – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – a historic civil rights legal case that declared Jim Crow segregated schools for African American children were a violation of the Constitution.
The Ulterior Motive Behind School Vouchers (tags)
A network of Religious Right groups, Free-Market economists, ultra-Conservative columnists and others "are using vouchers as a vehicle to achieve an ultimate goal of privatizing" the education system.
The purpose of the Front is to aknowledge that the purpose of the public education system has more to do with the system then it has to do with public education. The purpose of the Front is to organize a student resistance capable of going on strike, of self education, of fighting back. The purpose of the Front is to aknowledge that we're sick of this systematic mass therapy bullshit and to take the school out of the hands of the plutocracy, even if that means abandoning it.