World Teacher’s Day is commemorated around the world on October 5, 2015. Mark Zuckerberg along with other billionaires, their union buster allies and privatizers are destroying public education in Newark and other cities.
Zuckerberg said he wanted to “remake” education in Newark. The result has been a catastrophe with more privately run charter schools and further segregation in Newark schools. Zuckerberg pushed the SF controlled KIPP Foundation schools which are helping to bust up public education throughout the country by diverting public education funds to privately controlled publicly funded schools.
Zuckerberg also gave $100 million dollars to Newark public schools which was used to push merit pay and further attacks on teachers.
In addition, Zuckerberg recently gave $125 million dollars to charter schools in the bay area. Zuckerberg and other billionaires are giving large campaign donations to our politicians, which is setting a dangerous public policy of widespread privatization of our public education system.
It is high time to get Zuckerberg, Gates, Broad, Fisher, Milken, the Walton family and all union busters out of our public schools. The charter school industry perpetuates widespread segregation based on race and income. This can never be tolerated in our public schools.
Please join us in supporting the initiative campaign to repeal the California Charter School Act of 1992. Any attempt at reforming the problems of the charter school industry is like putting a band-aid on cancer. Show your support by signing the petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/repeal-charter-school-act-of-1992-in-ca-ballot
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