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Laborfest: Talk & Walk: The Scools, The New Deal & The Education Crisis Today
Date Saturday July 19
Time 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location Details
Meet at Berkeley High School Main Entrance on Milvia in Berkeley
Event Type Teach-In
The education crisis today is a direct result of the destruction of the labor movement in the 1950s and the corresponding increase in the miltiarization of this society to promote the war machine, where most of the profits are in this society where the primary goal is maximization of profits. We are now witnessing the privatization of the schools, and a military takeover of many schools in this country, as the state and federal governments refuse to raise the progressive income tax on the rich to pay for quality education for the workingclass, the 80% of the US population t hat sells their labor for less than $76,000 a year. The labor organizing of the New Deal of the 1930s must be renewed and expanded, and the military, including JROTC, must be kicked out of all the public schools immediately for they are are only in the schools to recruit cannon fodder for the war machine and are by definition anti-education. Knowledge is power and the public schools owe their existence to a strong labor movement. Learn more from Harvey Smith, Fred Glass, Oakland Education Association (OEA) and Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT) representatives and go on a walking tour.
For information please call (510) 649-7395
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