I don't need to tell you that budget cuts and the economy aren't helping California's public schools.
Tomorrow, March 4th, is a Day of Action, where you can make your voice heard.
If you want to participate, here are some ideas:
There are San Francisco Regional Rallys
• 1:30 Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center
• 5 pm Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center
-San Francisco preK-12 educators & families
• 3 pm SF preK-12 educators & families and City College of San Francisco – Mission Campus march from 24th St. & Mission to Civic Center
• 3:30 pm SF preK-12 educators & families from northeast area schools meet at Van Ness & Broadway
• 3:45 pm March from Van Ness & Broadway to the State Building at Van Ness and McAllister
• 4:00 pm Rally with UESF at the State Building (505 Van Ness), march to Civic Center
-San Francisco Latino Students & Community
• 3 pm SF Latino Student & Community Rally @ 24th St. & Mission, then march to 16th St. for Rally, followed by march form 16th St. & Mission to Civic Center
East Bay/Oakland Regional Rally
• 12 pm-4 pm Rally @ Frank Ogawa Plaza (in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th & Broadway)
• March to the Ogawa Plaza Rally from:
-UC Berkeley: 12 pm Rally @ Bancroft & Telegraph, followed by march
-Laney College: 11 am Rally, followed by march
-Fruitvale BART: Assemble @ 11 am, march @ 11:30 am
• Travel to San Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing above)
My friend Cynthia teaches ESL at the Adult School in San Mateo. She wrote a very basic primer (for ESL students) on what's happening here.
To learn more about the Day of Action, probably the easiest thing is to google the topic. I tried "San Francisco Day of Action March 4" and came up with almost 2 million results.