[mgj-discuss] CORRECTION: New date for school privatization teach-in
catherinebenedict at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 10 20:23:14 PST 2006
please send this to all the listserves and speakers that you sent to in the past few days.
*** please note corrected date: its the 29th not 30th ***
WHAT: COMMUNITY TEACH â IN ON PRIVATIZATION OF OUR SCHOOLS &
PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
WHEN: Wednesday March 29th, 2006, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: EASTERN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 1700 EAST CAPITOL STREET, NE SCHOOL LIBRARY
The levees are breaking here in D.C. as charter schools, convention centers, hotels, baseball stadium and condominiums threaten our public spaces and access to a quality education. The quality of education in our schools has been undermined by: the political meddling of Congress, chronic under funding, low expectations and shocking disregard for our children.
This has set the stage for privatization of our school system -- in the form of 51 new charter schools and vouchers. The privatizers would have us believe that our only choice is between an overwhelmed, decaying traditional public school and unaccountable charter schools.
Join us - parents, students, teachers, school staff, trade unionists, community members â as we share what we've learned about privatization and develop plans together to stop the creation of separate and unequal school systems. Your voices, talents, and ideas are needed to rebuild our levees and our democracy.
SPONSORED BY EASTERN HS PTA, SAVE OUR SCHOOLS, AND THE DCPTA
For more info or to request CHILDCARE or TRANSLATION call (202) 543-5456 or email saveourschoolsdc at yahoo.com . Food will be served.
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