We are educators and we miss seeing our students in classrooms. But returning to schools without proper health and safety protections exposes our children and their families to COVID-19 — which puts them at greater risk of illness and death.
Let’s be clear: The pressure to return to LA public schools unsafely is political. It is not science.
That is why we must stand united for a safe return to schools that our students and community members deserve.
On Saturday, February 20, a 100-car caravan stretched through downtown Los Angeles sponsored by Students Deserve, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Los Angeles Alliance for New Economy, Eastside Padres Contra La Privatización, Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles, United Teachers Los Angeles.
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Collectively, we can win a safe return to schools that our students and community members deserve.
We have reached a tentative agreement with LAUSD on safety protocols & other conditions for the full physical reopening of schools for 2021-2022. The agreement is subject to ratification by UTLA members. Click for summary & link to full text. https://t.co/RhBs7wv5E9
We will not return to status quo schools where students are denied their humanity. We need @LASchools to support and expand #CommunitySchools so students can receive a well-rounded education + the health and emotional supports needed for lifelong success. https://t.co/6vPgqLFJyh https://t.co/hikH4qhFim
. @ReclaimLASchls parent leader Jan Williams was quoted in the @latimes this week RE: a report on Black parents seeing less bullying & racism w/ online learning. The report comes from Speak Up, a group who called for schools to open before it was safe. Here is Jan's full quote ⬇️ https://t.co/LH0DmVYAEZ
“We need more nurses in our schools. Sometimes the nurses are only there once a week so if I get hurt and the nurse isn’t there that day, then no one will be able to help me.” - Denise Flores, 11th grader in LAUSD. #ReclaimOurSchoolsLA ⏩ https://t.co/6vPgqLFJyh https://t.co/e0hpUcn2Od