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.


Listen to UTLA member Hector Perez-Roman speak to how his identities allow him to better connect to his students.
#WeArePublicSchools #UTLAStrong https://t.co/DXfA8GtEPb

We stand with @MineWorkers in their fight for a fair contract and against corporate greed @WarriorMetCoal Show your #solidarity & consider donating to help our #UMWA brothers and sisters ⬇︎ https://t.co/HRYtI6NS6d

Listen to Cecily-Myart Cruz in conversation with @TavisSmiley on @KBLA1580: “This pandemic has laid bare all of the inequities that have existed for years. Now is the time to fight forward for a new day for our kids.” #WeArePublicSchools



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 ReclaimLASchls photo

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 photo

. @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