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Laborfest: Education Conf: Charters, Privatization, Co-Locations & Fight Back
Date Sunday July 29
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Conference
Location Details
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley
Registration: 9:30 AM. The survival of public education is now at stake in California and throughout the country. Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is continuing the complete privatization of education with charters and destruction of public teacher jobs. The conference will look at how the charter industry and the California Charter School Association is breaking up public education through “co-locations” and the rampant fraud, corruption, and scams, with an explosive $6 billion being spent on charters. It will also look at how the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (calSTARS) is threatened by charter schools. Speakers will also look at how Peer Assistance and Review Program (PAR) and other programs are targeting senior teachers and African American, and Latino teachers through workplace bullying and illegal confidentiality agreements. They will also discuss how teachers, parents and students can fight back to protect their schools and futures. Lunch included. For pre-registration, Contact:laborfest [at]

Speakers will include:
Michael Dominguez, UTLA Teacher forced To retire; Nina Deerfield, Pomona Community College School Board; Michael Hutchinson, Oakland public school advocate; Roxana Marachi, public school advocate; Carlos Taboada, Defend Public Education NOW!; Morris White, public education advocate; George Wright, CSU retired and United Public Workers For Action.
Sponsored by Defend Public Education NOW!
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