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Title: Defend The Students, Teachers And Staff At The Martin Luther King Middle School
START DATE: Tuesday November 27
TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details:
San Francisco Hall Of Jusice
750 Bryant St. San Francisco
Event Type: Press Conference
Defend The Students, Teachers And
Staff At The Martin Luther King Middle School

Press Conference/Rally At San Francisco DA Gascon’s Office
For Prosecution Of Natalie Eberhard And Jeannie Pon
Tuesday November 27, 2012 4:30 PM
750 Bryant St. Hall Of Justice San Francisco
Demand That That Gascon Investigate and Prosecute MLK Principle Natalie Eberhard and Jeannie Pon, Assisant Superintendent for Middle Schools and on the private SERP Bectel funded educatin

There is a major cover-up by the managers of the San Francisco Unified School District. Natalie Eberhard, the principle of the Martin Luther King Middle School physically abused students and even sat on a student. This was actually video taped at the school. In response to this abuse, the staff has reported the abuse to the San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney Gascon. The District Attorney has refused to investigate and prosecute this serious criminal activity.
At the same time, Jeannie Pon who is the Assistant Superintendent of the Middle School Division of SFUSD has done damage control for Eberhard and sent out a letter on September 14, 2012 after a UESF union community press conference about the abuse. She denied any serious problems at the school and ignored the calls to the police to report abuse by the principal. Additionally Jeannie Pon has approved the retaliation against teachers and staff who have spoken out against this abuse and dangerous working conditions at the school. Fifteen teachers and staff members have been victimized by Eberhard and Pon for standing up for the students and a proper education.

Pon is also an operative of the SERP Core Group members in San Francisco which is funded and controlled by the Bechtel corporation. This outfit supports the Core Standards and STEM education plan that has eliminated music and arts in the schools in order to push the testing system as the priority in education.
One of the first acts of SERP supporter Natalie Eberhard was to give away all the instruments at the MLK school and close down the music and arts classes. This at a school which was founded to honor Martin Luther King.
It is also no accident that this school is mostly working class Black and Latino students. This would never be allowed at most of the schools in the wealthier white districts in San Francisco. It is time to fight for justice and against the privatization of education in San Francisco and to restore the music and art classes at MLK as well as demanding criminal prosecution of both Natalie Eberhard and Assistant Superintendent Jeannie Pon for physical abuse and the criminal obstruction of justice.
For more information go to
SF Martin Luther King UESF School Teachers & Parents Protest Reign Of Bullying And Violence By Principal http://youtu.be/5zVuIU2dMmY

Sponsored by the United Public Workers For Action http://www.upwa.info



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