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SFUSD Board & Superintendent Matthews Cutting $300,000 From MLK Middle School
by Labor Video Project
Thursday Sep 12th, 2019 12:39 PM
The SFUSD school board and superintendent Vincent Matthews are moving to cut $300,000 from the MLK Middle School which is minority and working class while spending $850,000 for the cover-up of the GWHS Victor Arnautoff murals.
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SFUSD Board & Superintendent Matthews Cutting $300,000 From MLK Middle School While Spending $850,000 To Censor GWHS Arnautoff Murals

The San Francisco Unified School District Board and superintendent Vincent Matthews are seeking to cut $300,000 from the largely minority and poor student population of Martin Luther King Middle School. This is not the first. attack on this school. In March, the MLK school had to take additional cuts and in 2012 the principal at that time gave away the band instruments and the music and art classes were shut down while the STEM program was instituted.

The principal with the backing of the district also bullied and removed 17 teachers and staff of the school and engaged in criminal cover-up of the principal trying improperly restrain an Afrian American special education student. The district management covered it up and went after a security aid who was a whistleblower.

This action by Superintendent Vincent Matthews and his rubber stamp board is taking place one month after the board on 8/13/18 voted to spend $850,000 to cover-up and censor the George Washington High Victor Arnautoff murals.

Vincent Matthews had previously when he trustee of the Oakland Unified School District shut down Black and Latino schools while pushing more privatization, charters and consultants.

Additional media:
Stop retaliation, racism and bullying by principal of Martin Luther King Middle School
https://sfbayview.com/2012/12/stop-retaliation-racism-and-bullying-by-principal-of-martin-luther-king-middle-school/

SF Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle School Administration Accused Of Violence, Bullying
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/parents-teachers-protest_n_1877799

SF Martin Luther King UESF School Teachers & Parents Protest Reign Of Bullying And Violence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zVuIU2dMmY&t=2s

Stop The Bullying/Retaliation At SF MLK School By Principal & Carranza Criminal Cover-up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nap7Y-KBUeo

SF MLK Middle School Teachers/Staff Call For DA Gascón To Investigate & Prosecute Physical Abuse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g_a0TGIIOk&t=4s

Censorship, Not Destruction? SFUSD Votes To Censor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/_UmLd091oFU

"Paint It Down" Rightists Disrupt Victor Arnautoff Mural Meeting In San Francisco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2CRDg4nBCg&feature=youtu.be

Destroying Arnautoff Murals As Payment For "Reparations"? SFUSD Bd Votes To Paint Over Historic Murals
https://youtu.be/fPpm8FUPC2c

SF Debates Removal Of Victor Arnautoff Murals At GWH
https://youtu.be/rG6x4JS76j0

"Erasing History" SF Washington High & The Victor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/sxHijlewzoQ

Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco's Master Muralist of the 1930's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5aYXYqcDNg&t=7s

When conservatives went to war over SF post office murals
https://www.sfchronicle.com/chronicle_vault/article/When-conservatives-went-to-war-over-SF-post-13912445.php

These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/arts/design/george-washington-murals-ugly-history-debated.html

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/04/30/murals-at-washington-high-school-stoke-debate-board-to-decide-their-fate/

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/04/30/murals-at-washington-high-school-stoke-debate-board-to-decide-their-fate/

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§MLK Middle School Kids Protesting SFUSD Cuts
by Labor Video Project Thursday Sep 12th, 2019 12:39 PM
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School kids at MLK Middle School students did art to protect their school from $300,000 cuts which the Superintendent is now denying.
§MLK Middle School UESF Teacher Shows Disparity In Funding
by Labor Video Project Thursday Sep 12th, 2019 12:39 PM
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An MLK Middle School teacher who is also a member of the UESF had a poster showing the disparity of funding in school. Poor and minority school are getting the short end of funding.
by Terence A. Redmond
Saturday Sep 21st, 2019 6:48 PM
None of these clowns belong near a place of education. They are nothing more than book burners. While cowardly placating a small but loud group of whiners shouting that their children are "traumatized" by murals that are in one part of the largest high school in San Francisco, my alma mater, they failed to present one counselor to testify about said trauma. They also failed to share with the public that over 98% of the written comments they received about their proposal to whitewash murals was against their fascist conduct. Nor did they poll the studentbody or the alumni association. Why should anyone be surprised that they then authorized the expenditure of $800,000 to hide history from high school students while denying children of color $300,000 for their education? Who is more traumatic, my friends - the cowards on the school board or an artist who wanted our children to know a more factual history of our nation's first president?

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