Pink Friday


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Enjoy the articles (below) and the attached picture of the State Capitol bathed in pink floodlights!

 

It looks like our Pink Friday activities are making a statement statewide, and even receiving national media attention.  Let’s continue the momentum this afternoon at the corner of Briggsmore and McHenry.  Continue talking this up with your colleagues to be part of a movement to advocate for public education funding and protest what the State’s budget is doing to our schools.  


CTA Organizes 'Pink Friday' Protests at Southland Schools
(KTTV-TV My Fox LA © 03/13/2009)

Los Angeles (myFOXla.com) - You might be seeing a lot of pink at local schools today. The "Pink Friday" protests, organized by the California Teachers Association, is a show of support for teachers and other employees whose jobs are threatened. Gina Silva has more details in this video report from Encino....

Sacramento Area Turns Pink to Protest Layoff Notices
(KXTV Channel 10 Sacramento © 03/13/2009)

SACRAMENTO, CA - Friday you might notice the color pink around town. That's because thousands of teachers and education advocates are protesting the pink slips going out. Friday is the deadline for school districts to send out layoff notices. The notices are sent out every year.  In the past, those notices were send out just in case a school district may have t...

Teachers To Take Part In 'Pink Friday' Protest
(Channel 10 - KGTV San Diego © 03/13/2009)

SAN DIEGO -- Teachers from around San Diego County will take part in a statewide "Pink Friday" demonstration after school Friday to protest budget cuts that could lead to tens of thousands of layoffs. Dressed in pink to signify the more than 20,000 "pink slips" California teachers will receive, San Diego-area educators will protest along roadways and on freeway overpasses around the county. Demo...

Pink slip Friday
(Lompoc Record © 03/13/2009)

Eighty-five Lompoc Valley teachers, many of them just starting out in their careers, were told this week they might be out of their jobs. State law says any teacher that may lose their job, or find their position changed, must receive a warning by March 15, in the form of a pink slip. Today, the last business day before the deadline, is called “Pink Friday” by t...

Thousands to protest on Pink Friday
(San Francisco KGO ABC 7 © 03/13/2009)

The dreaded day's finally here - its Pink Friday - the deadline for tens of thousands teachers up and down the state to get pink slips. Bay Area teachers and their supporters are planning a full day of protests, marches and rallies. SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you Pink has become the symbolic color of a campaign of protests organized by the California Teachers Association.Story con...

State teachers to rally against budget cutbacks
(San Francisco Chronicle © 03/13/2009)

(03-12) 20:12 PDT -- California's struggling school districts expect to send out at least 26,000 pink slips by today's deadline for warning teachers that they might be laid off. The teachers aren't taking the news lying down. Thousands will march in rallies across the state Friday, wearing shades of pink to protest the threatened layoffs and the $8.4 billion being cut from public education ...

More than 1,000 South Bay teachers, administrators and school workers received warnings this week that they could be laid off — more than double the number who received such notices last year. While the economy and state budget crisis are largely to blame, there's another factor: More older educators are delaying retirement, forcing districts to make deeper cuts of younger staff. "Everyone...

'Stand Up for Schools' rally attracts 500 to Fullerton
(Orange County Register © 03/12/2009)

FULLERTON -- Horns blared through one of downtown Fullerton's busiest intersections Thursday afternoon in support of 180 educators in the Fullerton School District and those throughout the state who received layoff notices this week. Most of the rush-hour motorists who blew through Chapman Avenue and Harbor Boulevard learned of other major cuts to education by reading the protest rally signs...

Teachers Protesting Possible Layoffs
(KCRA Sacramento © 03/13/2009)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Teachers and parents are expected to be out in force in Sacramento and elsewhere around the state today to protest a flood of layoff notices going out to educators. A state law requires school districts to notify teachers and other school employees by today that they could be laid off by the end of the semester. With the state facing a massive budget shortfall, the Califor...

* Fri, 13 Mar 2009 03:20E-mail | PrintSJ: SUPERINTENDENT O'CONNELL TO ADDRESS TEACHER LAYOFF NOTICES AT NEWS CONFERENCE SAN JOSE (BCN) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell and local education officials will hold a news conference today at San Jose's Allen at Steinbeck K-8 School to discuss the issuance of teacher and school staff layoff notices due to the state budget cr...

SoCal Teachers Stage Massive 'Pink Slip' Rallies
(KTLA 5 News Los Angeles © 03/13/2009)

KTLA News March 13, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- Teachers across California plan to take a stand today by wearing pink and rallying against state budget cuts to education as well as the more than 25,000 layoff notices being issued to educators. The so-called "Pink Friday" protests are part of a statewide effort to "Stand Up for Schools" in the wake of the largest single cut to public education in Califo...

Protesting school cuts
(Monterey County Herald © 03/13/2009)

More layoffs are anticipated in May. The impact already is quantifiable in local schools, and the long-term ramifications will be devastating, said Jill Low, president of the Monterey Bay Teachers Association and an organizer of today's 4 p.m. Pink Friday demonstration (so named for the pink slips that have been issued) at Monterey's Colton Hall. "The objective of Pink Friday is to call the ...

By The Way, Which One’s Pink?
(Channel 7/39 - KNSD TV San Diego © 03/13/2009)

Pink Floyd infamously sang "We don’t need no education," in the seminal rock anthem “Another Brick In The Wall.” That would be the antithesis to Pink Friday. That’s what today has been designated by the California Teachers Association. Students, teachers and parents are asked to wear pink to protest the potential firing of thousands of state teachers as more budge...

Escondido Teachers Seeing Red Over Pink Slips
(Channel 8 -KFMB TV San Diego © 03/13/2009)

Friday, teachers across North County will protest job cuts in a rally called Pink Friday. And Thursday night, the dark cloud of layoffs is hanging over Escondido teachers, as they know who is at risk of the budget ax. For the full story, view the video....

School district charts layoffs
(San Gabriel Valley Tribune © 03/13/2009)

RELATED» Education news DAILY BREEZE BLOG» South Bay School Notebook Nearly 100 students and parents packed the Torrance Unified School District's boardroom Wednesday to protest teacher layoff notices and other cuts to make up for a $7.8 million budget gap. The Torrance Unified school board agreed to reduce 99 full-time teacher and counselor positions from the district for the ...

Photos by IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers JOBS ON THE LINE—Simi Valley High School teachers, from left, Bridget Roy, Sue Lebeck and Donna Martin were among several district teachers who protested outside of schools Tuesday against anticipated education cuts and layoffs. Today was the last day the district had to notify selected teachers that their positions are being considered for elimination. ...

Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
(Metro Santa Cruz © 03/13/2009)

It's Elementary As meetings at Mountain Elementary School, a 160-student public school in Soquel, forecast darker and darker financial weather for the upcoming year, second grade teacher Kim Dudley became increasingly upset. And when the latest projected budget numbers showed that one teacher would be laid off, and that either out-of-district students would be shuffled to other schools or the...



News Flash!

Rio Learning Center Goes Pink!




Update 3/11/2009

We will have a PINK FRIDAY rally on 

March 13, from 

4:30 – 5:30, at the corner of 

Briggsmore and McHenry Ave.  

Wear your pink, bring a sign and some friends and help us educate the public as to what is happening to educators and education, in California.  See flyer shown below.  Please us it to publicize our event.  See you at the rally!

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Pink Friday March 13th.  

Wear pink to show support for your colleagues who are losing their jobs and to show support for the efforts against budget cuts for education.


Fight Pink Slips, Stand Up For Schools Join teachers, parents, students and community members and Stand Up For Schools on March 13, the deadline for teacher layoff notices from school districts.  Thousands of educators are expected to receive pink slips -- or Reduction in Force (RIF) notices -- this year. In fact, 19,099 pink slips have already been issued! 



And guys, if I can wear pink, anyone can wear pink.  This is the first pink shirt I have ever owned (this does not count the time I mixed the reds and whites).

More information

http://www.pinkfriday09.org/

http://cta.org/insider/

http://cta.org/home.aspx  


What You Can Do



1.  Wear pink on Friday, March 13 to show your support for public schools, students and educators.

2.  Organize or attend an event at a school near you.

3.  Call or e-mail your Legislator. Tell them that investing in public education is an investment in California's future.
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