Millions for the Rich, Pennies for our Kids: The Role of Big Development Tax Breaks in Defunding Our Schools

Start: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)

End: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)

This is a virtual event

Join StL DSA for our first of three webinars about the dangers that tax cuts for the rich & privatization pose for our public goods, and learn about our democratic socialist alternative. Part of the People First Budget Campaign!

More schools are closing while we give big tax breaks to wealthy developers. Join STL DSA for a discussion on the challenges facing public schools across the St. Louis region, including the recent decision to close a number of schools in St. Louis City. We’ll also discuss how TIFs (tax increment financing) and charter schools play a crucial role in shaping our local public education landscape.

Panelists include:
Ray Cummings, President of American Federation of Teachers Local 420, which represents teachers and staff of St. Louis Public Schools

Megan Green, 15th Ward Alderperson

Gerry Connolly, Tax Incentive expert

Dorothy Rohde Collins, President of the St. Louis city Board of Education

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