Thursday, March 04, 2010

March 4, 2010: While we protest budget cuts today, LAPU/PR's Ben Austin is in Denver pushing privatization plans for corporate charters

"Soviet style elections" — Ben Austin in response to parents and communities choosing community school plans over corporate charters.

Report Green Dot's Ben Austin on the City Ethics Commission Complaint Form OnlineGreen Dot Public [sic] Schools/LAPU/Parent Revolution's Ben Austin sent out a letter a week or so ago boasting about a March 4, 2010 Denver trip where he and fellow voucher-charter privatizer Shirley Ford would speak at an event and meet with his fellow rich corporate elitists. If the Austin cared even a little about children and education, then why isn't he and his organization on the forefront of the March 4th Day of Action demonstrations?

The scale of the budget cuts in the richest state in the country are unconscionable. Their drastic impact on Community College, CSU, and UC students are only outweighed by the vicious cuts to K-12.

What kind of "Parent Revolution" only concerns itself with privately held charter schools and could care less about the hundreds of thousands of children in public schools? What kind of "Parent Revolution" could care less about inflated class sizes, mass layoffs, less resources, eliminated after school programs, and so much more? I suppose a "Parent Revolution" funded by billionaires, with the sole purpose of school privatization could care less, and that's precisely what Ben Austin heads up.

Avaricious Austin is all about the money, his actions demonstrate time and time again that he doesn't care about children, students, or education!


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