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More Attacks On SFUSD UESF School Staff and Bullying Of Teachers, Students and Parents
by Labor Video Project
Thursday May 16th, 2013 10:29 AM
The corporate controlled San Francisco Unified School District Board and Mangers including Superintendent Richard Carranza are laying over 100 para professionals, counselors and librarians despite having a surplus of over $50 million. At the same time they are brining in more union busting Teach For America teachers who are being pushed by Obama and US Education Secretary Arnie Duncan.
Parents, teachers and students also complained again about the systemic bullying of them by Carranza's management staff.

Teachers, para professionals and counselors of the United Educators of San Francisco UESF protested the San Francisco Unified School District Board and managers in front of the district and spoke in the meeting. They as well as parents and students spoke out against the layoffs of para professionals, counselors, librarians and teachers despite the district having a $50 million surplus and news that they will be receiving another $50 million from the state. SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza who supports the "common core" and more consultants was recently lauded by US Education Secretary Arnie Duncan for making the district a successful example of how his programs are working. This comes as the district is laying off long time counselors, para professionals and librarians in schools with Black, Latino, Filipinos and Samoans while bringing in more Teach For America staff. Parents and teachers also spoke out against the bullying by vice principals and the union busting racist role of the district management. Carranza and the Board also approved more funding for the "Common Core" testing scheme being pushed by Pearson and other for profit operations and the Bechtel Corporation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They also have allowed criminal abuse of students by the Martin Luther King Middle School principal Natalie Eberhard and obstruction of justice in this abuse by former Vice Principal Anthony Braxton. Braxton was transferred by Deputy Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to support the "Math Common Core" on February 12, 2013. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has refused to investigate the criminal abuse complaints at MLK and is refusing to prosecute the physical abuse and obstruction of justice. The school board meeting took place on May 14, 2013.
For more information
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/education/2013/05/sf-schools-praised-successes-tied-increased-funding
For more video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiJa6hEWf_E&feature=
http://youtu.be/LUyjEfWuNkQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1DVz4mA0HA&feature=youtu.be
http://youtu.be/NJfZCIctQac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nap7Y-KBUeo&list=
http://youtu.be/3g_a0TGIIOk
http://youtu.be/Nt1joDimmgs
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
§Bilingual para professional speaks out against layoffs
by Labor Video Project Thursday May 16th, 2013 10:29 AM

The pro-privatization school board and the Superintendent Richard Carranza despite a budget surplus are laying off bilingual teachers and librarians at the poor Black, Latino, Filipino and Samoan schools in San Francisco.
§Picket of School Board & Carranz
by Labor Video Project Thursday May 16th, 2013 10:29 AM

A picket was held in front of the SFUSD school board offices against the layoffs and racist attacks on poor working class schools
§Privatizer and Union Buster Arnie Duncan With His Loyal Flack SFUSD Richard Carranza
by Labor Video Project Thursday May 16th, 2013 10:29 AM
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Obama's US Education Secretary and union buster Arnie Duncan likes the work of pro privatization operative SFUSD superintendent Richard Carranza. He said Carranza is doing exactly what needs to be done to bring more charters, testing schemes under the "common core" and privatization of education.
§Corrected Link To Video
by Labor Video Project Thursday May 16th, 2013 7:42 PM
More Attacks On SFUSD UESF School Staff and Bullying Of Teachers, Students and Parents

Teachers, para professionals and counselors of the United Educators of San Francisco protested the San Francisco Unified School District Board and
Superintendent Richard Carranza

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by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Friday May 17th, 2013 5:00 AM
This was an excellent video. Whether we have children or not, we all pay for the schools and education affects the entire society as children are future workers. There needs to be far more labor strikes. This Board of Education is simply a puppet of the capitalist class, and they are ALL Democrats. Arne Duncan is a proud Democrat as is his anti-labor boss, Pres Obama, with his Race to the Top testing profiteering, public school destroying agenda, the same as Republican Bush's No Child Left Behind.

In addition to the mental education that is needed, San Francisco public schools should be teaching swimming to all students, starting at age 7, as a mandatory physical education requirement, both to combat obesity and so that the children have something worthwhile to do with their time as not only does San Francisco have many public swimming pools, it also has the Bay, where we can enjoy swimming. It is outrageous that the workingclass who come to the beach at the Bay do not know how to swim. The result is most of the people who swim in the Bay are white, European descendants, a minority in San Francisco and in California, and with a median age of 42 and rising, soon a tiny minority. Swimming is supposed to be taught in San Francisco public schools, using our public swimming pools, but they somehow found a way to get out of it. That is why we have problems: the children have no constructive recreation, no good means of keeping their weight in control; and as we heard from the nutrition counselor, if she is terminated, no basic knowledge of putting fruits and vegetables first.

The collapse of this society is being promoted by the profiteering Democrat-Republicans, the twin anti-workingclass parties of war and fascism. Every single adult in this movie who cares about children must change their voter registration to Peace & Freedom or Green, both parties who oppose union busting, standardized tests, and the destruction of our school system by the Democrat-Republicans. You can change your registration online at:

https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/

For more on the 2 parties worth voting for, who need you now to stay on the ballot, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/

http://www.cagreens.org/
http://www.gp.org/index.php