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We know that American students, especially from low-income communities, lag behind students in other countries. Some politicians and media people accuse students of being lazy and disrespectful...or accuse teachers of not working hard enough.
Since 1978’s Proposition 13 passed, schools and social services have been starved of funds -- today we spend less money per student than 20 years ago. No wonder schools and colleges are so crowded and under-supplied. But instead of getting back our schools’ funding, some millionaires and even billionaires want tax money for their charter schools and for-profit colleges, saying that the methods that made them rich will now help our students.
The Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education exists to make people aware of what these slick operators are doing in the United States, Mexico and Canada. We offer this small brochure to help you defend your school or college, and find others doing the same thing. continue...