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.


LOCKED OUT; Families & educators trying to deliver petitions to @lausd_ldc signed by more than 2,000 Trinity community members but the doors are locked. Keep Trinity open! @suptlaschools #NoSchoolClosures #WeArePublicSchools #SaveTrinity https://t.co/hUafHUsLrq UTLAnow photo
“My daughter matters. Her classmates matter. Don’t close our home. Don’t close Trinity” —Trinity parent Johana Flores @lausd_ldc @suptlaschools #NoSchoolClosures #WeArePublicSchools #SaveTrinity https://t.co/EWjAazq6uZ UTLAnow photo
“Our schools offer more than just education to our students. Our schools are our students’ second homes. They are our students’ safe places” —Stacie Webster, 5th grade teacher at West Vernon ES and UTLA Central Area Chair @lausd_ldc @suptlaschools #NoSchoolClosures https://t.co/J8QSap1B3W UTLAnow photo


Equity is essential, but a Student Center Funding formula could do more harm than good. It doesn't value neighborhood schools because all funding is portable. It will continue the trend of schools in Black and Brown communities losing students and... (1/2) https://t.co/dTomi2Zul8 ReclaimLASchls photo
LAUSD is proposing a dramatic change to how our schools are funded. The LAUSD school board will vote on this proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 14th. Please join us on Sept. 1 for our Town Hall discussion on how this new funding model will impact our traditional neighborhood schools. https://t.co/h2v3kXAfSx ReclaimLASchls photo