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.

United for a safe return

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Collectively, we can win a safe return to schools that our students and community members deserve.


Just sitting here
wondering why my students are in the
auditorium taking their 6th day of #standardizedtesting instead oflearning. (This is on top of the 16+ other mandated standardized
assess ments students must take all year) FYI, parents can OPT their kids
OUT. #LAUSD https://t.co/WFqLY7rDhM
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The UTLA House of Representatives — the largest policy-making body of our union — voted overwhelmingly to endorse the following candidates in the June 2022 primary.
#WeArePublicSchools https://t.co/jsTx7Mf0uu
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Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia ( #IDAHOBIT). We must stand up for the human rights of 🏳️‍🌈 #LGBTIQ+ people everywhere including our students.
#WeArePublicSchools https://t.co/1Q2QGqqmxh
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“I am so tired of just begging these adults to do the right thing. I shouldn’t have to beg you to do the right thing, you should just do it.” -Sim Marcel-Bilal, youth climate leader

California has the second largest student:teacher ratio in the nation. We need our district to invest in creating smaller classes and providing our students with the guidance that they deserve. Sign our pledge card to support smaller class sizes! https://t.co/v9ugXGGpta https://t.co/oYu3oFe2ix
We need more green space on campuses!

While asphalt on campus contributes to the heat island effect & can ⬆️ temperatures up to 20°F, trees:
🌱 save energy usage
🌱 reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
🌱 improve air quality
🌱 support health/physiological outcomes for students https://t.co/Povsm8Dyv6