Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Be Prepared
Women United 4 Public Education

Think of the people who are fighting to save public education.  Who comes to mind? 
Diane Ravitch, Karen Lewis , Carol Burris , Mercedes Schneider, Jeanette Deuterman of New York who spearheaded the largest opt out movement in the country, the women of United Opt Out, the women of Journey for Justice, the Badass Moms of Chicago, the women who run the Badass Teachers Association, the women of Alliance for Quality Education, and the women who head the national teachers unions

 One over looked issue in the fight to save public education is that the profession is made up of over 75% women.  Now turn your mind to who is leading the fight to privatize public education for profit.  Eli Broad, Bill Gates, and the Koch Brothers.  What do they all have in common?  They are wealthy white males.  Women (educators, mothers, grandmothers, and sisters) are now fighting with one collective voice and they are saying, “OUR CHILDREN AND OUR SCHOOLS ARE NOT FOR SALE!  

Sadly, over the last year we have also seen Secretary of Education Arne Duncan insult Suburban moms and as of last week America’s grandmothers.  The war on public education is a war on many fronts:  A war against our urban communities, a war against communities of color, a war against teachers unions, a war against parents, a war against students, and a war against women.  If a profession that sees women as 75% of its force is being attacked, blamed, punished, and destroyed it is now a war against that gender.   What the likes of Broad, Gates, Duncan, and the Koch brothers don’t get is that when you mess with children you will ignite women.  For when you mess with our children, their livelihood, their happiness, and their well-being – be prepared to wrestle a tigress!

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