- The Mercury News, “East Bay: Hundreds flee charter schools, district braces for influx.” By Angela Ruggiero, August 22, 2016.
- Washington Post, “Reformers ‘disrupted’ public education. Now an Ivy League dean says the consequences for kids can be ‘devastating.’” By Valerie Strauss, August 4
- Mother Jones, “Why Did Black Lives Matter and the NAACP Call for an End to More Charter Schools?“
- October 6, 2016 Sign-up
- October 10, 2016 Town Hall/Sen. Ricardo Lara hearing on sustainability of LA educational system
Who We Are
‘We Are Public Schools’ is a coalition of public school educators and parents, students and community members.
What We Believe
We believe public education has the ability to open doors to academic excellence, to address the economic, racial and social inequities in our society and to empower young people to think critically, be collaborative and change the world around them.
We believe that all students deserve access to a fully-funded, high-quality public education.
We believe that all publicly funded schools remain in the hands of the public.
We believe parents and the public should help shape and transform their neighborhood schools to be truly community schools, locally grown and built by the neighborhood they serve.
“Quality education in inner city public schools levels the playing field in society, and allows all of our young people to believe in and achieve their dreams.”
Educator, Crenshaw High School, Los Angeles
Graduated Crenshaw High School, the same school he has taught in for 26 years.
“I would like to see more opportunities for teachers to collaborate and design instruction that meets the needs of all students. If there isn’t a real effort to don’t serve all students, who are we serving?”
Educator, Hamilton High School, Los Angeles
Graduated Hamilton High School, the same school he has taught in for 15 years.
Sherlett Hendy Newbill
“Our schools need support from our community. They need to have faith in their local public school.
– It worked for me!”
Educator, Dorsey High School, Los Angeles
Graduated Dorsey High School, the same school she has taught in for 18 years.