Megastar rapper Jay-Z doesn't throw his clout behind political causes too often, but when he does, it has the potential to influence his huge audience. In a performance at the Rose Bowl last week, he asked members of the California audience to support Prop. 47 in November.
A California-based accreditation board sanctioned City College of San Francisco in 2012, despite the school's reputation as one of the best public community colleges in the state. The sanction could lead to the closing of the college and hardships for the 85,000 students it serves. Check out the video to see how members of AFT Local 2121, the California Federation of Teachers, the San Francisco City Attorney, the city’s governing council, state legislators and the community are actively engaged in keeping the school accredited.
Once upon a time, Ed Asner (former president of the Screen Actors) tells us, in this animated video from the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), there was a land that was happy and prosperous with a great education system, safe streets, jobs for everyone and a thriving middle class. But then things changed when the rich people decide they didn’t want to pay taxes anymore.