Join us on March 4 to save our schools!
Statewide Day of Action to Defend Public Education
San Francisco schools are facing $113 million in budget cuts over the next two years. All schools will see layoffs and class size increases. It's time to say enough is enough!
Thursday, March 4, 2010:
3pm - Parents, educators and students from southeast area schools meet at 24th and Mission
3:15 - March together from the Mission to the State Building at Van Ness and McAllister
4pm - Rally with UESF at the State Building (505 Van Ness), march to Civic Center
5pm - Mass rally in the Civic Center with pre-K through college level students, parents, educators, families from all over the city
Our message to Sacramento: Fully fund public education - reform the state budget process and Prop 13! Cut prison spending, not schools!
Our message to SFUSD Superintendent Carlos Garcia and the Board of Education: Stand with educators and families! No Cuts! No Layoffs! Emergency Funding Now! Defend the Classroom!
Let us know if your school will be coming - or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 415-706-4004
Come to our next planning meeting: Monday, Feb. 8, 5 - 6 pm at San Francisco Community School, 125 Excelsior St. (one block up from Mission), 2nd floor.
Superintendent Garcia has announced an increase in K-3 class size to 25-30; a wage freeze and furloughs for all district employees; and other drastic measures to make up the State's $1,500 per student cut. The politicians and administrators say there is "no alternative" to the cuts. But if there's money for wars, bank bailouts, and prisons, why is there no money for public education? Why is California, the world's eighth largest economy, now at the very bottom of U.S. states in education spending? On March 4, students, teachers, workers and families from all levels of public education, pre-K through university, and all over our state will be walking out and taking action to say NO to budget cuts, class size increases, tuition increases, and privatization, and to demand adequate funding for public education, our human right. Please join us.