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.
Parents and students are rising up to demand we re-imagine student safety with a #PoliceFreeLAUSD. Safe, healthy schools are possible when we shift our priorities to fund the programs and services students truly need to be successful in their educational journeys. #EdJustice https://t.co/KA4EcQjfwI
COVID recovery plans must center communities of color & racial justice. #CommunitySchools are the vehicle for delivering on this promise. That's why we took a closer look at how Community Schools are a blueprint for transforming public education in L.A. ⏩ https://t.co/qzoFveaGvE https://t.co/glgxxw1qBQ
. @ReclaimLASchls leaders worked hard to move LAUSD toward equitable change our students need to recover from the pandemic. Hear parents & current + former students share their priorities for nurses on campus, smaller class sizes, mental health supports, & more for healthy schools https://t.co/gdr1B7tTAP