Stand in Solidarity with Mexican Teachers! Wednesday June 5th at 5pm

     In solidarity with the organizing efforts of Classroom Struggle in Oakland, and the struggles of teachers in Mexico, we re-post Classroom Struggle’s invitation to a protest this Wednesday in solidarity with the teachers’ struggle in Mexico. As communists, we support this demonstration of international proletarian solidarity, an essential component of a victorious international communist revolution.  Let’s connect the local struggles against the continuing destruction of quality public education for the working class and people of color in Oakland with the struggles of Mexican educators and students, so that we may win both struggles and build momentum towards the overthrow of capitalist dictatorship by democratic organs of workers power!

Stand in Solidarity with Mexican Teachers!

  
    Teachers throughout Mexico – from Michoacan and Guerrero to Mexico City – have been taking to the streets in opposition to a set of “reforms” imposed by the Mexican government, under the leadership of newly elected president Enrique Peña Nieto.

     These “reforms” include: increase in the amount of standardized tests, decrease in the power of the teacher’s union (SNTE) in controlling hiring practices, additional power to administrators and bosses throughout the Mexican public education system, and an attempt by the government to force more of the costs of schools onto parents through a measure promoting decentralized budgeting under the guise of “school autonomy.”

     These are the same “reforms” that we’re facing here in the US – from No Child Left Behind to Race to the Top. We need to learn from our counterparts in Mexico, and support their efforts.

     Let’s gather together at the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, this Wednesday June 5th, to educate ourselves and take on simple tasks we can take to support the teachers in Mexico fighting for quality education for students, parents, and teachers. We will have informational flyers and sign making materials.

Join Us!

When: Wednesday, June 5th @ 5pm
Where: 532 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact us for more info: classroomstruggle@gmail.com 
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