Posts in: education

No Cops in Schools

November 6, 2015

Shame on the principal of Spring Valley High School, South Carolina, and shame on every school district that gives a gun-carrying police officer the authority to “discipline“ young people while in school. One need only see the video footage to know that school security officer Ben Fields, known as “Officer Slam,” launched a vicious assault… Read more »

Tax Big Business to Fund Education—Keep CCSF Public, Accredited and Open!

July 16, 2013

The battle to stop the privatization of community colleges jumped into high gear last week when CCSF was given one year to keep its doors open and beat back a ruling that strips its accreditation. The shocking decision by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) would close one of the largest campuses… Read more »

We support the school bus driver strike…and so should you!

January 2013

The school bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 are on strike but, the cause of the standoff won’t make it into the corporate news. It’s an attempt to bust the bus drivers union by Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg who would eliminate unions and privatize every corner of public education, if he could. The workers… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Chicago Teachers Strike – A critical fight for labor and our next generation

September 13, 2012

Durham campaigning at a mass teacher’s rally on September 12, 2012.The Freedom Socialist 2012 Presidential Campaign of Stephen Durham and Christina López stands in solidarity with the 25,000 fighting members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in their struggle to defend public education. Presidential candidate Durham arrived in Chicago on September 11 to support the… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Let’s make education be about teaching and developing critical minds, not about profits

March 26, 2012

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” said Albert Einstein. But to watch the Democrats and Republicans produce their one-size-fits-all education “reform” is to see joy, creativity, and knowledge swept out the door. Public education is under bipartisan attack. Schools are becoming mere test preparation centers;… Read more »

Estudios de La Raza, ¡sí! Los estudiantes de Tucson cuentan con ideas acertadas en las protestas contra la prohibición por parte de la derecha de los estudios étnicos

13 de febrero de 2012

Aprender acerca de mi herencia cultural ha sido declarado ilegal en Arizona, lugar donde nací y me crie. El 10 de enero, el patronato del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson K-12 (TUSD) votó para acatar una indignante ley estatal que prohibía en efecto los Estudios Étnicos. A finales de diciembre, un juez dictaminó que la… Read more »

Revolutionary New Year’s Greetings for 2012

December 30, 2011

Dear Friends, Finally, a year worth celebrating: 2011, the year the exploited, oppressed, and abandoned of the world achieved critical mass in fighting back. As we look forward to 2012, the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) extends hopeful New Year’s greetings to all the rebels who made history in 2011 and all the workers and dispossessed… Read more »

Open Letter on the November 8, 2011 San Francisco Municipal Election

October 18, 2011

Dear Friends, The November 2011 San Francisco election demonstrates how desperately working people need radical change. The recession rages on, unemployment remains at a record high and families fight to keep a roof over their heads. The growing Occupy Wall Street/San Francisco movement is a loud expression of the desire for systemic change. Have the… Read more »