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"A Subsidy For Charters" CA Gov Brown's Tax Initiative "Compromise" Danny Weil In Berkeley
Danny Weil, a former public interest lawyer, teacher, author and journalist discusses what the California Governor Brown Tax Initiative "compromise" would do to public education in California. He also discusses the role of unions such as the NEA, AFT, CTA, CFT in accepting funding from these privatization foundations such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He argues that if you accept charters and take money from foundations for public money to charters you are helping to privatize the public education system.
"A Subsidy For Charters" CA Gov Brown's Tax Initiative "Compromise" Danny Weil Speaks In Berkeley
Danny Weil, a charter education expert, journalist, former public
policy lawyer and activist discusses Governor Brown's so called
"compromise" tax initiative and what it will really mean for public
education. He calls it a subsidy for charters that will help further
privatization of all public education in California. He also discusses
the role of the NEA, AFT, and CFT in "lacing" themselves with
money from privatizers such as the Bill an Melinda Gates Foundation
and other "non-profit" foundations. Weil is also author of "Vouchers
and Privatization of Education" and "Charter School Movement"
The presentation was made in Berkeley, California on June 2, 2012
Production of United Public Workers For Action http://www.upwa.info
"restructuring" supporting by Governor Brown and the privatizers is destroying public education.
Michelle Rhee's husband is Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson who owns charters and is pushing to change the structure of Sacramento so he can take over direct control of the schools. Democratic State Senate leader Darrel Steinberg is supporting the privatizers statewide in and Sacramento and has contributed financially to their candidates in local and statewide elections.