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Sun May 22 2011 (Updated 05/26/11)Thousands Rally to Defend Public Education in SF
Sun May 22 2011 (Updated 05/26/11)Teachers, Students, & Parents Signal they are Tired of Education Cuts, Ready to Fight Back
The California budget crisis continues to be played out on the backs of poor and working people. Billions of dollars have already been cut from education, healthcare and vital social services. Additional cuts will close more schools, community clinics, childcare facilities and services for the most vulnerable sick, disabled and elderly persons. The State continues to sacrifice programs that support communities in exchange for tax policies that favor the wealthy, corporations and the largest, costliest prison system in the world.
On May 13th, several thousand teachers, students, and parents rallied to defend public education in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. Many participants said that they are tired of fighting education cuts every year and are now ready to fight back. The rally was sponsored by the California Teachers Association (CTA), the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), and student groups, amongst 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 building in Sacramento. She specifically praised those protesters who got arrested. Hydra Mendoza, President of the San Francisco Board of Education, also publicly thanked those who have been protesting saying, "you are making a difference."
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