Keep fighting for public education – or face the consequences that other countries are facing NOW.
This is NOT about active and retired teacher pensions in Illinois.
This is NOT about Democrats and Republicans.
This is NOT about high stakes testing, charter schools, vouchers, school boards and the whole variety of things going on in your town, city, county or state.
What IS it all about?
The attack on public education and public schools teachers is worldwide and is being promoted by purchased legislators who are financially supported by multinational mega-corporations and the billionaire investors behind them.
How do we all fight it? Locally.
One education battle at a time. One corrupt legislator at a time. One piece of destructive public education legislation at a time.
If we do not fight and win the local attacks on us at this stage, we will face attacks such as these happening elsewhere right NOW.
NOW is not the time to sit back and merely hope for something. We are all in this together.
Watch and read at any or all of these links.
Canada – Carlton Place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FKvCm7k-K4
Yes, retired teachers are singled out for attack and forced to fight for their contracted pensions in UK – Birmingham.
That brings us back to Illinois. Why must we fight locally and fight NOW?
For those of you who do not live in Illinois, what should you do?
Think globally; fight locally.
Or face future major battles for survival.
(Thank you Facebook friends of Teachers Laugh who posted so many links to these worldwide protests.)