Monday, March 9, 2009

Will it really come to Civil Disobedience?

from the UTLA website:

March 10, 2009: UTLA members put it all on the line to stop teacher layoffs

On Tuesday, March 10, the School Board will vote on whether to issue close to 6,000 reduction in force (RIF) notices to permanent and nonpermanent teachers and health and human services professionals. We are asking School Board members to VOTE NO on layoffs and use the federal stimulus money to save jobs.

At the meeting, some preidentified UTLA volunteers will engage in civil disobedience and may be arrested. We can't let it be business as usual at LAUSD when School Board members are making make-or-break decisions about our livelihoods.

If you are off-track: Join us at the School Board at 1 p.m.

Parking: Athena Parking: 1230 W 3rd St (map) Enter on 4th St.
Make sure to mention to the attendant that you are there for the school board meeting.

If you are on-track: join us after school at 4 pm for a rally outside LASUD headquarters.

If you are working, follow immediate updates of our actions at twitter.com/utla2009 and then join us at the rally.

Call the School Board today and tell them "No layoffs": Tell the School Board that in the end it's our students who will pay the price if we lose thousands of teachers. Class sizes will balloon, and student learning will suffer. Phone: 213-241-6389.

Our members and parents who may get arrested are truly putting it on the line for our schools, and they need your support.

Dramatic threats take dramatic action. In the end it's our students who will pay the price if we lose thousands of teachers. Class sizes will balloon, and student learning will suffer. Join us as we fight the layoffs together.

You can follow the proceedings live via UTLA's Twitter feed. We'll definitely be following and Tweeting on Twitter ourselves. Click here to follow Beckford Parents on Twitter.


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