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On January 19, 2013 I went up to San Francisco for a conference on the privatization of public education. My part of the presentation at the conference had to do with the nationwide witch hunt to rid LAUSD and districts like it around the country of teachers at the top of the salary scale, about to vest in lifetime health benefits, or who run afoul of their administrator for not following orders, no matter how illegal or irrational they are.

In addition to my presentation public education veterans Danny Weil and Jack Gershon made incredibly insightful presentations. Take the time to watch the following videos, share them with your friends, network, and give us some feedback.

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Danny Weil is a teacher, author and journalist who is an expert on privatization and charters.He writes for "Truth Out" "Daily Censored" and other publications. At an education conference on Privatization of Public Education and the Unions in San Francisco he discusses the corporate financialization of public education and and how this is destroying the public education in the United States along with the role of the education unions in confronting this frontal attack on public education.
The presentation was made on January 19, 2012 and was sponsored by United Public Workers For Action with the title "Public Education, Privatization and The NEA/CTA, SEIU and AFT/CFT and What Can Education Workers, Students & Parents Do To Defend Public Education?".
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The AFT, NEA And The Privatization Drive Against Public Education

Jack Gerson, a long time leader and writer now retired from the Oakland Education Association OEA talks about the role of the AFT and NEA and the failure of the national education unions and the local unions to fight the destruction of public education through charters and privatization.
He discusses in this context the failure of the Alameda Labor Council to support a direct action to defend a public school and the lack of education about the forces behind privatization.
The presentation was made at a conference of the United Public Workers For Action UPWA in San Francisco on January 19, 2013 titled "Public Education, Privatization and The NEA/CTA, SEIU and AFT/CFT-What Can Education Workers, Students & Parents Do To Defend Public Education?
For further video go to:
AFT Pres Weingarten On The Crisis In Education, Privatization & The Obama Administration "I started the Green Dot School in New York"
AFT Pres Weingarten Taking Money From Walton Foundation Controlled by Wal-Mart: Washington DC AFT Local 6 Pres Nathan A. Saunders Speaks

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Lenny- what about you and Danny Weil writing together??

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