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Rally Against the Cuts to Education – March 4th, 5pm San Francisco Civic Center

Date:
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Mike Noonan
Location Details:
Civic Center Plaza (Right next to Civic Center BART)

Defend Equal Access to Quality Education for All!
“No Cuts to Education - K-12 to the Universities”

Thursday, March 4 at 5pm
Rally in San Francisco – Civic Center Plaza

It is time for us to stand together to defend education. In the elementary schools, class sizes are going up, and programs are being cut. In many schools art, music and P.E. programs have been eliminated. Schools are being closed or transferred to private companies to run as charter schools.

Middle schools and high schools are overcrowded with fewer resources and support systems for students and teachers.
The community colleges are canceling classes, cutting counseling and other support services. Tens of thousands of students are being denied access to this essential education.
The UCs and CSUs are doing the same, cutting jobs and classes and raising fees beyond the reach of most people in the state.

This attack on the children and youth is an attack on us all. It
is an attack on our future. People across the state have been under attack – with layoffs, falling wages, unemployment and evictions. And there are fewer public services to provide any support.

We often face these attacks alone, but education unites us all. We need to stand together. We must stand together. We are the family, friends, neighbors, teachers, staff and students who make up this system of education. We are more than six million students in the K-12 system, nearly three million community college students, and 670,000 students in the CSUs and UCs. Mobilized together, we can be a powerful force.

We have a choice in front of us. People across the state know that something needs to be done. We face a looming budget deficit for the years ahead and the attacks will continue. Meanwhile we live in a state with enormous wealth, home to multi-billion dollar banks and corporations.

We have an opportunity to stand together and begin to organize and mobilize our forces. Our future and the future of young people across the state and nation is at stake. What happens next depends on us all.

Join us 5pm Thursday, March 4th (assemble at 4:30)
Civic Center San Francisco (Civic Center BART)

Contact us: http://www.againstcuts.org
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 11:31AM
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