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Cal Ed Conference-The Attack On Public Education and Privatization
Date Sunday January 22
Time 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Laney College Theater . 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorUnited Public Workers For Action
1/22 Cal Ed Conference-The Attack On Public Education and Privatization

Sunday January 22, 2012 California Education Conference at Laney Community College

The Attack On Public Education And Privatization

Laney Theater, Laney Community College Theater

Laney College . 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

There is a national systemic organized plan through the use of multi-billionaire supported non-profits such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and the KIPP Foundation to place paid lobbyists

into governmental positions on school boards and other government agencies in order to push for the total privatization of public education. At the same time the privatization of the University of California and the CSU system through corporate regents and trustees who are profiting from these public institutions is a growing scandal. This conference will look at how the destruction of public education is taking

place in California, who is doing it and how to stop it and defend the right to a public education for all working people.


Morning Session

Angry Tired Teachers AT&T Andy Knight And Students

Introduction and welcome
Laney College Dean Mendenez Welcoming to be invited
Update on Statewide Actions on March 1 and March 5

Attack On Public Education And Privatization

How Education Is Being Attacked:
Attack On Oakland Public Schools, the Charters and Labor by Jack Gerson OEA Retired
Cecily Myart-Cruz, UTLA West Area Chair-NEA/Emerson Middle Schools 6th Grade Teacher English (invited)

Privatization And The Criminal Activities of the privatization operatives
Fired CTC Attorney and Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll

How privatization is affecting students and parents
Michael Lopez whose children go to Kipp Hartwood Academy Elementary School. He and his children will report on the conditions of this charter school which is run by a Gap Fisher Foundation.


Break out


Poetry, Art and Skit about the crisis facing education for profit

Afternoon Session

The Attacks On Higher Education

The attack on UC, CSU and Community Colleges with George Wright, professor Skyline College AFT 1493

The Pension Plan Scam at UC by Peter Byne CWA Freelancers Media Guild on Richard Blum and other regents on privatization

The Plan To Destroy The Community College System

Speakers From UC and CSU, SEIU

Militarization of UC-CSU Education and the Police Repression

Debt Of Students, the Banks and the government Cancel debt

Where is the Money- Report by Peter Mathews Professor Cypress Community College

author of Oil Extraction Tax Initiative To Fund Education and others

Prosposals For Action
Proposals & Discussion

On Web Site and Streamed on Channel-Segments

Reports From all school districts and colleges in California

Broadcast live on Ustream at and on website with statewide chat

Endorsed by United Public Workers For Action UPWA, Rescue Education California, Labor Video Project, Jack Gerson OEA retired and others.

For information call (916)402-8672 (415)867-0628 or go to info [at]
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 6th, 2012 10:04 AM
§Restructuring Or Wrecking Operations
by United Public Workers For Action Friday Jan 6th, 2012 10:04 AM
"Restructuring" has been used as a wrecking ball to destroy schools throughout California under "No Child Left Behind" and
"Race To the Top
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