Monday, May 20, 2013

Community-based education under threat across the country

Jobs with Justice, United Educators of San Francisco (that's the K-12 teacher union), and San Francisco City College teachers and students led a spirited noon rally today in the Mission in support Chicago teachers who are fighting school closings. City College faces its own crisis as its accreditation board is threatening to yank its approval, apparently because of differing priorities from those of this community institution. A more thorough exploration of that fight is here. CCSF will get the verdict sometime this summer.

Protesters made phone calls on the spot to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and to John Rizzo of San Francisco's elected Community College Board.

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