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WCCSD Press Conference And Rally In Richmond Defend Public Education- STOP Ron Beller
Date Wednesday October 19
Time 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Location Details
DeJean Middle School
3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94805
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/AuthorDefend Public Education NOW!
10/19 WCCSD Press Conference And Rally In Richmond
Defend Public Education-
STOP Ron Beller’s Caliber High School In Richmond

Wednesday October 19, 2016, 5:15 PM
Before WCCSB Meeting at 6:00 PM
DeJean Middle School
3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94805

Fight For Strong Public High Schools In Richmond And Keep Them Open
Stop Union Busting And Privatization

Failed billion-dollar UK Peloton hedge fund op- erator Ron Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses are now trying for a take-over of public education in Richmond and the West Contra Costa School Dis- trict. They tried to set up a sweet-heart deal to buy the Adams Middle School with 8 acres for $60,000. After a community and labor campaign, the school board voted to reject this deal. Now privatizer Beller is back with a new proposal to build a charter high school in West Contra Costa County.

How many high schools does Richmond Need?

There are already enough high schools in Richmond and they need more support. Richmond High and others are desperately short of supplies and finan- cial support. These schools have long time teachers and staff who are doing their best to keep their schools going, and make them the most successful schools in the community. WE need to support these schools and make them great for our kids.

Beller has told people in Richmond that he wants every school to be a charter run by private operators like himself. If the school board votes to open up an- other non-union anti-labor charter school, this will likely lead to the closure of one of our public schools in Richmond and further segregate our schools. All school teachers, staff and parents and students need to stand up to protect our public high schools in Richmond.

The NAACP has called for a moratorium on all new charters because of their racist policies, and the ACLU has exposed that these schools illegally cherry pick students in California. The charter operators in West Contra Costa County and their supporters such as Tom Panas and Miriam Stephanie have al- ready received over $100,000 to buy the elections and bring in more charter schools.

Come to the press conference and rally on Wednes- day, October 16 at 5:15 to defend our public high schools and oppose the Beller Caliber charter high school, which is being funded by billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and the Gates Foun- dation. These multi-billionaires don’t want to pay more taxes, and at the same time, they are helping to shutdown public education so they can turn schools in to profiteering centers run by private corporate boards that want to use our public taxes money for making money operation with more computers and testing like “blended learning”.

It’s time to Stand Up For Public Education and Equality For All.

Wednesday October 19, 2016, 5:15 PM

Before WCCSB Meeting at 6:00 PM

DeJean Middle School
3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94805

Sponsored By: Defend Public Education NOW!
For information https://www.facebook.com/groups/1779211105630359/

Retired UTR Teachers Carlos Taboada & Eduardo Martinez Rally For Striking SEIU1021 Costra County Social Service Workers In Richmond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On4BwXgyNMc
Carlos Taboada who is a retired teacher and running for the West Contra Costa School Board and Eduardo Martinez who is the Vice Mayor of Richmond California attended a rally for 1300 striking SEIU 1021 Contra Costa County Social Service Workers. The workers are fighting poverty wages and for more staffing to provide services to poor and homeless people in Contra Costa County.
Taboada and Martinez both oppose more charters in Richmond and Contra Costa County and the Ron Beller Caliber High School which is being pushed.
The rally took place on Friday September 30, 2016 in Richmond.
For more media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk9n36VzQ14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWO_zxwxZQg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrmgFgfoFPw
https://youtu.be/FUER2mOFzEU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk9n36VzQ14
http://www.upwa.info/documents/Beller-Doing%20Good%20in%20California.htm
http://www.unitedteachersofrichmond.com.php5-16.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/United-Teachers-of-Richmond-CTA-candidate-questionnaire.pdf
http://richmondconfidential.org/2016/09/26/district-wont-sell-richmond-middle-school-to-charter-organization/
For more information on Carlos Taboada
http://www.schoolpoliticsandsociety.com
Production of
Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org

Stop The Sale Of WCCCUSD Adams Middle School In Richmond To Caliber Charter Operator Ron Beller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi4LsCXLTVY;feature=youtu.be
Labor and community people spoke out on June 12, 2016 at a press conference to oppose the sale of the West Contra Costa County Unified School District Adams Middle School which is located in Richmond to former Goldman Sachs hedge fund speculator Ron Beller who is now the "non-profit" owner of the Caliber Charter School chain.
Speakers reported that Beller had lied to the community and wants to have a union free operation.
Additional information:
http://www.stopadamsale.wordpress.com
Additional media
https://youtu.be/0XymPX9wOqI
https://youtu.be/FUER2mOFzEU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk9n36VzQ14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWO_zxwxZQg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrmgFgfoFPw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cayreXf6ynM
http://citylimits.org/2009/06/01/the-education-business-teachers-missing-at-the-top/
http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/30/goldman-couple-london-markets-equities-streetwise.html
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100569798
http://www.caliberschools.org/who-we-are.html
http://www.nysun.com/opinion/for-whom-beller-tolls/79427/
http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/corp_gov/MediaMentions/11-8-09_SundayTimes.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/books/chapter-house-of-cards.html?pagewanted=all
http://richmondconfidential.org/2014/10/30/pro-charter-school-pacs-flood-west-contra-costa-school-board-elections-with-spending/
Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
beller_not_for_sale_wccsb_meeting.jpg
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 17th, 2016 8:50 PM
§Multi-Millionairs Ron Beller And Jennifer Moses Want A Charter High In Richmond
by Defend Public Education NOW! Monday Oct 17th, 2016 8:50 PM
beller_moses_sf_opera_gala.jpg
Former London bankrupt hedge fund Peloton operators Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses who now live in San Francisco want a privately run Caliber charter high school in Richmond. They are backed by Mark Zuckerberg the owner of Facebook and other billionaires who are working to privatize the entire education system with charter schools and "blended learning" with more computers and less teachers for more profit.
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