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View events for the week of 12/18/2021
The SFUSD budget fiasco can be fixed: a walking tour
Date Saturday December 18
Time 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Emailinfo [at] TheCommonsSF.org
Phone415-948-4265
Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason St.
San Francisco
(meet in the lobby)
Some might call into question the San Francisco Unified School District's curriculum given that nowhere in the k-12 learning objectives is there even a whiff of the district's finest teacher's learning outcomes legacy.

Kate Kennedy--she who in 1873 set the world-wide precedent for equal pay for women, and who established the city's first teachers union and pension program, and who secured tenure for public employees--is scandalously forgotten by the District, by the United Educators of San Francisco, and by the Board of Trustees in this present edition of budgetary crisis, with Receivership a palpable (and some would say actual mercy for the populace) possibility. You see, Kate Kennedy introduced in her classroom the spirit-building, small business-loving, and genuine citizenship-affirming notion that the Earth was the proper inheritance of every one of her students. And she gave that notion teeth by suggesting as a congruent piece of public policy that all location values (otherwise known as land values) rightfully belong as a funding source for public programming, including public education.

The only funding problem the SFUSD has is one of spiritual integrity. Were the curriculum anchored in a "The Earth is the birthright of all our school children" resolve, there would be no shortage of funding for school programming in a city with such fabulously high land values as San Francisco's.

Come along on a free walking tour exploring the intersection of real estate and social justice. All members of the Board of Trustees, both those subject to recall and those who remain safely part of the State-strictured board are cordially invited to get woke before 8 am this Saturday and attend the 9 am start.

Added to the calendar on Monday Dec 13th, 2021 8:21 PM
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