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Laborfest: Charter Schools, Unions & Public Workers
Date Saturday July 25
Time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
518 Valencia - near 16th St., San Francisco. 16th St BART station.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Profiteering From Education: Charters, Unions and Public Workers
A Public Forum
From the Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation to Pearson Inc., public education is under attack with charters, testing and the commercialization of our public education system for profit.
There is no national campaign by education and public worker unions fighting privatization yet this attack on public education and services is being used to destroy the entire labor movement.
This forum will look at how education is being privatized, who is doing it and how labor and working people can launch a successful fight against the destruction of our public education system.
Speakers:
Kathleen Carroll, former Commission on Teacher Credentials lawyer and whistleblower and advocate for teachers and public education.
Brian Crowell, Berkeley Federation of Teachers BFT former steward and activist who defended teachers against the Peer Assisted Review PAR program which has been used to target African American and Latino teachers as well as senior teachers.
Rick Baum, AFT 2121 San Francisco City College Lecturer on how privatizers have sought to destroy the college using the accreditation board and the struggle to mobilize statewide for the defense of community colleges.
George Wright, AFT 1741 retired Skyline College and Chico State Professor who fought corporatization of the Community College system.
Sponsored by UPWA, http://www.upwa.info/
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2015/2015schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 21st, 2015 7:35 PM
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