ALL OUT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION!
Frank Ogawa Plaza, Downtown Oakland
January 12, 2019
In California, the richest state in the nation with one of the highest costs of living, the Los Angeles (UTLA) and Oakland (OEA) teacher unions are preparing to strike this winter, demanding higher salaries and improved working (and learning) conditions. Both are necessary to recruit and retain teachers, many of whom cannot afford to live in the districts in which they work.
Join the movement to save public education on January 12 at the East Bay Rally to Fund Public Education!
The East Bay Coalition of Public Educators, a coalition of educators, parents, community, and students are also fighting for increased state funding for public schools – among the lowest in the nation. The underfunding of our schools and social services has especially hurt high needs students, especially those with special needs.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
Let the incoming Governor and Legislature know that we are joining UTLA and OEA in demanding a new day for California students and educators, including:
—Closing the Proposition 13 loophole so that commercial property owners pay their fair share of property taxes going to public education and other services.
—Pressuring the state to assume a greater share of the funding for federally mandated services for special education students.
—Promoting policies that provide educators with the salaries and conditions needed to provide students with the best possible education.
The East Bay Coalition of Public Educators: Alameda Education Association | Albany Teachers Association | Castro Valley Teachers Association | Dublin Teachers Association | Emery Teachers Association | Fremont Unified District Teachers Association | Hayward Education Association | New Haven Teachers Association | Newark Teachers Association | Oakland Education Association | San Leandro Teachers Association | San Lorenzo Education | United Teachers of Richmond