Resolution to Endorse the Save Our Schools Days of Action in Washington, DC

Whereas: A well-educated society is essential to the future of the United States. Our students must have access to a fully funded, world-class public education system, and it is our responsibility to hold our government accountable for providing the means to achieve it; and

Whereas: A coalition of teachers, parents, and academic activists have launched the Save Our Schools (SOS) March and National Call to Action (July 28-31, 2011) calling for teachers and parents to organize and reclaim control of our schools; and

Whereas: The SOS march and rally calls for equitable funding for all public school communities; ending high stakes testing used for the purpose of student, teacher, and school evaluation; teacher, family and community leadership in forming public education policies; curriculum developed for and by local school communities;

Therefore be it resolved that UPTE CWA 9119, Local 1 endorse the Save Our Schools Days of Action; and

Be it further resolved that UPTE CWA 9119, Local 1 donate $35 to help with the organizing of the Call for Action; and

Be it finally resolved that UPTE CWA 9119, Local 1 encourage UPTE CWA 9119 statewide to also endorse and donate to the Save our Schools Rally.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Reiko Kato
May 12, 2011

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Whereas:     A well-educated society is essential to the future of the United States and our students must have access to a fully funded, world-class public education system, and it is our responsibility to hold our government accountable for providing the means to achieve it; and

Whereas:     A coalition of teachers, parents, and academic activists have launched the Save Our Schools (SOS) March and National Call to Action (July 28-31, 2011), in Washington DC and across the country, calling for teachers, parents and the community to organize and reclaim control of our schools; and

Whereas:     The SOS march and rally calls for equitable funding for all public school communities; ending high stakes testing used for the purpose of student, teacher, and school evaluation; teacher, family and community leadership in forming public education policies; curriculum developed for and by local school communities;

Therefore be it resolved that the Coalition of University Employees-International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 2010, Division 3/UC Berkeley chapter endorse the Save Our Schools Days of Action; and

Be it finally resolved that CUE-IBT Local 2010, Division 3/UC Berkeley chapter encourage CUE-IBT Local 2010 statewide to also endorse and donate to the Save our Schools Rally.

Respectfully submitted,

Toni Mendicino
May 19, 2011

Result of vote at May 19, 2011 membership meeting: adopted unanimously