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Karen Salazar Fired for Teaching Critical Thinking

& Using the Autobiography of Malcolm X!

Jordan High School:  Teachers Who Encourage Students to Think Need Not Apply


 


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CLICK HERE FOR MAP TO LAUSD BUILDING (BEAUDRY)

 

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What you can do?

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1. Please come to the protest, if you are in the L.A. area

2. Invite your friends to join us.

3. We're asking everyone to call these people on Tuesday 7AM - 4:30PM:

 

Richard Vladovic (LAUSD Board Member)

(213) 241-6385 or richard.vladovic@lausd.net

Ray Cortines (Senior Deputy Superintendent) 

(213) 241-0800

 

TALKING POINTS

* Call for Karen Salazar's Reinstatement at Jordan High. Although she's accepted another job out of financial necessity, she's done no wrong and deserves to return.

* Demand that Jordan principal (Stephen Strachan) be reprimanded for illegally and unethically replacing a good teaching evaluation with a bad one.

* Demand truly culturally relevant education now.

* Demand an end to the attacks on teachers who support and care about students.

Please consider sending us an email after your call, so we can keep track: wadsjeff@gmail.com


NEW VIDEO

Karen Salazar and Jordan Students Speak Out!

AUGUST 15 @ 5th Annual Malcolm X Day - Virginia Park, Santa Monica

 


SUMMER CAMPAIGN is a SUCCESS!! 1000 MEMBERS IN SOLIDARITY!

On August 25 the 1000th person joined the FACEBOOK group as it continues to grow!

 


 

Mark Gonzales & Karen Salazar on Uprising Radio

with Sonali Kolhatkar

  August 15, 2008


(video will be posted soon)

Karen Salazar & Jordan Students Speak!

Friday, August 15


FACEBOOK SUMMER OF SOLIDARITY with KAREN SALAZAR CAMPAIGN

July 31, 2008      reaches its 500th member, halfway point in 1000 person drive


LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW July 11 - Karen Salazar on KPFK's Pocho Hour of Power

[nationally syndicated cartoonist and show host Lalo Alcaraz]

Interviewed by CULTURE CLASH members & Esteban Zul 


SUPPORT: Los Angeles City Commissioner - Angel R. Cervantes 

Angel R. Cervantes

photo: LatinaLista

Mr. Cervantes, a well-known 1990s student leader and activist who led successful sit-ins and hunger strikes on college campuses, speaks out on Karen Salazar's situation.  Today he is an LAUSD Teacher, College Professor of History and as a City Commissioner is Chair of the EDUCATION, CONSERVATION, HISTORY & OUTREACH (ECHO) COMMITTEE.


LATEST STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT:



UPDATE:

KAREN SALAZAR MET WITH SENIOR DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT RAY CORTINES ON TUESDAY, JULY 1ST.  NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE.

UPDATES ON THE JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL CAMPAIGN: 
  1. Representatives from the Association of Raza Educators and UTLA met with LAUSD Local District Superintendent Carol Truscott Thursday, June 19, to discuss Teacher Karen Salazar's case.  ARE represented STRONG and presented Truscott with a thick file of evidence (over 45 pages!) documenting the abuse by Jordan administration.  The only question Carol Truscott had at the end was, "Why would you [Salazar] even want to stay at Jordan after all that has happened?"  
  2. We have received word from LAUSD Deputy Superintendent Ray Cortines that he will make a decision by 6/25/08.

Next Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.) meeting:

TUESDAY, July 1st 2008 at 4:15pm - at Santee Education Complex -  Room 316 (1921 Maple Ave. 90011) MAP

Please Join us at the next meeting of the Association of Raza Educators as we continue to plan and organize around the next steps of this campaign. If you have not been involved in teacher activism before, this is the time to get involved. The struggle for Academic Freedom, Critical Consciousness, and Community-Based Education continues.



Letter of Support from Dr. Gabrielle Foreman, English Professor at Occidental College 


Amy Goodman Interviews Karen Salazar on National TV/Radio 


Over 200 Protested Outside Local District 7 while A.R.E. and Karen Salazar met with Superintendent Carol Truscott

(June 19 Action)

 


Luis J. Rodriguez, Author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., writes article in support of Karen Salazar


DemocracyNow! Broadcasts Salazar's story to over 700 radio/TV Stations!


Letter of Support:  Dr. Eric Newhall,  professor of English  -  Occidental College


NEXT ACTION IS MONDAY JUNE 16, 2008 - 5pm


Los Angeles Times - Article - June 12, 2008

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Karen Salazar's Students Speak in her Defense! 

 

June 5 Protest

 

June 5 Protest

 

 

 

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

 

 

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