Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oakland California: Defend the school sit in, oppose closures

Defend the Lakeview Sit-in for Public Education!!!

Image       More of the People's School for Public Education!

Public education in Oakland is under attack.  Literally.  On Monday, the 18th, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) police and OPD threatened the parent and teacher led sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. We re-opened the school they shut down.  Now we need a mass mobilization to defend the re-opening.  Instead of keeping elementary schools open, the OUSD claims they’re broke – yet 6 million dollars goes to paying the state debt each year!  Yet another example of how schools are run by people who think like capitalists!

Mobilize: Saturday, June 23rd, Noon @ Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway)!

March to the Lakeview Sit-In (746 Grand Ave.)!

Daily Rallies @ Lakeview Elementary at 5P!
Also in case of a police raid, rally the next day in front of Lakeview at 5P.
We Demand:
  • Don’t Close the 5 Schools!  Keep All Neighborhood Schools Open!
  • Stop Union Busting: Defend the OEA and All School Worker Unions!
  • Refuse the Debt: Demand the District Call on the Banks to Bailout Schools!
  • Fully Fund Quality Public Education For All!
  • Demand Tony Smith Re-Open the Schools or Resign.  Re-Open or Resign!


Volunteer: email saveoaklandschools@gmail.com with your interests and availability or come on down to Lakeview
Spread the word: like us on facebook, tell your friends, forward our emails, pick up flyers at Lakeview and pass them out! Also, if you are in a union, tell your co-members and leadership to support the sit-in.  We are pushing for our sit-in to become a sanctioned strike site.  Ask us for more info on how to do this.
Donate food or supplies: your contributions are always welcome, bring them down to Lakeview!

  • Sign-up to recieve emergency text blasts

    text "Lakeviewsitin" to 41411
    • Check us out on twitter

  • Contact:

  • WEB: saveoaklandschools.org
    • VISIT: The Lakeview Elementary Sit-in is located 746 Grand Avenue in Oakland – directly across the street from the Lake Merritt Farmer’s Market and kitty corner from the Grande Lake Theatre - http://goo.gl/maps/ODHN

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