SCTA ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
WEEK OF March 12, 2012
Thursday, March 15th is the deadline for school districts to issue lay-off notices to teachers for the coming school year. In this district, nearly 400 teachers will have received their pink slips by then, the shameful result of years of state budget instability and overspending by our own school board. This deserves repeating: SCTA serves all teachers—pink slips are disruptive to the teaching staff of every school and every school program in this district—and we are committed to returning our pink-slipped members as quickly as possible to minimize such disruptions.
We are asking all of our members to wear pink this Thursday, March 15th in a simple act of solidarity with our pink-slipped colleagues.
But we have more to ask, too.
Your Organizing Committee is creating two videos, one which will have teachers explaining in plain terms what wasteful overspending on outside consultants looks like in the classroom, and another which will show the human costs of the reckless practice of pink-slipping hundreds of teachers every year. We will use these videos to organize our members, confront our school board and reach out to the media and broader community.
To do this, we need your help. Here are two ways: