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Thousands Rally to Defend Public Education held in S. F.
by Jonathan Nack
Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
Gail Mendes, Secretary - Treasurer of CTA (California Teachers Association), praised and thanked all those teachers, students, and parents who participated in protests through the week across the state, including those who got arrested.
Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
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Thousands Rally to Defend Public Education held in S. F.

by Jonathan Nack May 14, 2014

OAKLAND, CA - Several thousand teachers, students, and parents rallied to defend public education in downtown San Francisco on Friday, May 13, 2011. It was a rousing rally with many participants signaling that they're tired of fighting education cuts every year and are ready to fight back.

The rally was sponsored by the CTA (California Teachers Association), PTA (Parent Teachers Association), student groups, and others. Labor unions and community organizations were also represented among the diverse crowd.

Gail Mendes, Secretary - Treasurer of CTA, exhorted the crowd and praised and thanked all those teachers, students and parents who protested throughout the past week of action across the state, including at the Capitol in Sacramento, and specifically including those protesters who got arrested. [ http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/11/18679437.php ]

Hydra Mendoza, President of the San Francisco Board of Education, also publicly thanked those who've been protesting, "you are making a difference," she told them.

Related article at CaStateofEmergency.com: http://castateofemergency.com/?p=1011

§View from crowd facing stage
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Panoramic view from side of rally
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§View from right of stage
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Panoramic view from behind stage
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§View from left of stage
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Education Cuts Never Heal
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Berkeley Federation of Teachers
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Tax Fairness: Tax Corporate Property
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§We Demand Fair and Progressive Taxation
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§No Public Education - No Democracy
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Fund People Not Prisons
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§AgainstCuts.org
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
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§Piedmont H. S. Highlanders
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Make A Sign Here
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Legislative Action Table
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§View from within crowd and under trees
by Jonathan Nack Saturday May 14th, 2011 2:04 PM
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Rally to Defend Public Education
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
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really?reality checkMonday May 16th, 2011 10:02 AM