Wednesday, May 18, 2011

California is slashing funding for education and health care while billions of dollars in incarceration costs remain untouched.

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Oakland Tribune
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Owen Li of the Ella Baker Center called on the council to defund the injunctions, calling them obstacles to success. "There are not good young people who deserve opportunity and bad young people who deserve to be thrown in jail," Li said. "That division is false." > more
SF Gate
Friday, May 13, 2011
California spends $216,000 on each youth it incarcerates, but only about $6,000 on each child it educates. > more
CBS Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Parents are joining teachers in their week-long series of protests, demanding that state lawmakers make sure public schools are adequately funded. > more
San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Parent groups joined California teachers Tuesday on the front lines of a weeklong series of rallies against the possibility of deep budget cuts to education, demanding that state lawmakers raise revenue to adequately fund public schools. > more
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Families from Berkeley, Oakland and all of the Bay Area have met the groundswell to reach Governor Jerry Brown with a demand that we need close prisons for youth offenders, releasing $102,000 per prisoner and prioritize with our state money education, to bring about the best future for California. > more
Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Comparing cost of education and incarceration will be the focus of a 9:30 a.m. presser with parents from "Books Not Bars" and other organizations on the South Steps of the Capitol. Keep an eye on Capitol Alert and our Twitter feed for updates on the ongoing demonstrations, including whether any of the protesters land behind bars themselves. > more