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East Bay Report On Attack On Teacher, Education and Public Workers
by United Public Workers For Action UPWA
Tuesday Jun 4th, 2013 9:49 AM
A forum was held in Oakland on May 25 on the attack on public workers and public education
Joel Valasquez, Oakland School Parent On The Chicago Teachers Struggle & Public Education
Oakland Unified School District Parent Joe Valasquez who was
involved in the Lakeview school occupation in Oakland discusses
the importance of the Chicago fight against school closures.
He also talks about the conditions in the Oakland schools and the
connection between teachers, parents and the fight against privatization.
Production of United Public Workers For Action.

Cal Public School Teachers Face Witch Hunt By CTC-Presentation By Attorney Kathleen Carroll
Kathleen Carroll at a presentation of the United Public Workers For
Action discusses the policy by the CTC of releasing the personal
medical conditions of teachers on their website and the failure of
the CTA lawyers to properly defend the public schools teachers
in California. She also exposes the financial connection between
AFT national president Randi Weingarten who is on the board of
Amplify Education which is pushing the privatization of public
education. This presentation was made on May 25, 2013 in Oakland, California.
Production of United Public Workers For Action

Chicago And The Fight Against Privatization Of Public Education-Report By Jack Gerson
Jack Gerson, a retired Oakland Education Association union
leader talks about the significance of the Chicago strike and
what it means in the fight to protect public education as well
as the role of the AFT and NEA leadership in fighting privatization.
The presentation was given at a forum on the Privatization and
Outsourcing In The East Bay sponsored by the
United Public Workers For Action