TRINATIONAL COALITION TO DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION MEETS IN SACRAMENTO
When NAFTA became law in Canada, Mexico and the United States in 1994, it began to focus social, economic, and public policy toward public education as a part of the international trading community. It opened the door for corporate enterprises to gain access to the public funds for education, thereby using its economic and political influence to direct education reform, particularly by privatizing many aspects of public education. This has resulted in the emergence of school vouchers, charter schools, private education institutions exploiting students for Pell Grants, student loans, and G.I. Bill benefits, companies specialized in education testing services, corporate designed curriculum and completion programs, reducing public funding for education, and other reforms that in many cases has resulted in great corporate profits. The newly realized corporate vision became that public education could become a profitable commodity for trading on the stock market. In addition, corporations looked at public education as a low cost means for training their employment needs and is why the call for more high school graduates and Bachelor Degrees became the Federal and State education focus in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Education activists, especially teacher unions from Canada, Mexico, and the United States formed the Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education to educate, expose, and strategically oppose the influence of corporations in public education. The Trinational Coalition is the only organization to bring together an international group of union educators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a conference to develop a coordinated and unified perspective on understanding the issues and how to fight the corporate attack on public education.
For the first time the Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education will hold its annual conference in Sacramento, California on May 15-17, 2020. The Los Rios College Federation of Teachers will be hosting the event at the Holiday Inn Downtown and at Sacramento City College. It is an incredible opportunity to show an international community of labor union leaders the role that California Faculty labor unions have played in the advancement of education, resistance to the corporate reform movement, and social justice. We are requesting that your organization endorse the conference and provide a donation, see below for options. Donations will include the name and logo of your organization in the program. Individuals are also welcome to register.
Registration Rate $125
Friday night reception, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast will be provided with your registration.
- $ 10,000 HUMAN RIGHTS JUSTICE SPONSOR- includes name and logo in the program and designated host of the Friday night social reception.
- $5,000 EDUCATION JUSTICE SPONSOR- includes name and logo in the program and designated host of the Friday night social reception.
- $1,000 ENDORSEMENT SPONSOR- includes name and logo in the program
- $2,000 Includes ten complimentary registrations
- $1,500 Includes five complimentary registrations
Thank you for your support. Please make donation out to Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, 2126 K street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Guests can call 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) and refer to Group Code ATN or they can use the below booking link to make reservations for the conference. Please have guests make reservations prior to April 14, 2020.