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Oracle Ellison Protested At World Headquarters-No Public Money To Billionaires For Charter
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Mar 30th, 2016 7:16 AM
Public school advocates, teachers and students protested Oracle Billionaire Larry Ellison's plan to use public funds for a privately run charter on his corporate campus. Teachers in Redwood City and San Mateo are angry that these charters are siphoning off public money into privately run schools.
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Public school advocates and teachers joined together at the world headquarters of Oracle in Redwood City, California on March 28, 2016 to protest the use of public funds for a privately run Oracle/Ellison charters school with public tax money. Under California charter law billionaires and even religious cults are getting public funds for their privately run charter schools.
Larry Ellison who is worth $50 billion wants to construct a charter school on his corporate campus with a tax deduction and use public funds to staff the corporate run school. Public school teachers in Redwood City and San Mateo are angry that while their schools suffer from funding cuts and lack of supplies and special courses, Ellison and other billionaires are siphoning off money to their private projects and furthering segregation and discrimination against special education learners and other students who require additional help.
They also supported the California Charter Repeal initiative which would stop all public money to privately run charter schools in California.
For more information:
Voices Against Privatizing Public Education- Repeal Charter School Laws Committee
https://www.facebook.com/CitizensForEducationRestoration/
https://notocharterschools.wordpress.com
http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/Oracle-hopes-to-build-home-for-public-school-on-6857344.php
http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com
http://eduresearcher.com/author/connectedu/
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§Stop Public Money For Charters
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Mar 30th, 2016 7:16 AM
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Students and teachers protested the use of public money for privately run charter schools run by billionaires. They said this creates further segregation and discrimination and poor, immigrant and working class students.
§Stop Privatization
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Mar 30th, 2016 7:16 AM
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Protesters in front of Oracle Conference Center
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