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DAY 5 TEACHER STRIKE

Day 5 – Another HUGE rally at Grand Park today!!! Thanks to parents, students, and community members for your support! What we’re doing together to #SavePublicEducation is a revolutionary act of love. Together we can do this! ✊?#LAUSDStrike #UTLAStrong

Posted by UTLA on Saturday, January 19, 2019

Another HUGE rally at Grand Park today!!! Thanks to parents, students, and community members for your support! What we’re doing together to #SavePublicEducation is a revolutionary act of love. Together we can do this! ✊?#LAUSDStrike #UTLAStrong

How charter schools drain money from public school districts

Our public schools are in crisis. Never has this been more apparent than now with over 30,000 educators striking in the streets of Los Angeles. The destitute economic condition of our public schools is largely the result of the unchecked growth of charter schools that continues every year. California is now the state with the most charter schools and charter school students in the nation. Approximately 10 percent of California students attend charter schools and the per pupil funding for each of these 600,000 students is being diverted away from neighborhood public schools, leaving them with fewer and fewer resources. It has been estimated that Los Angeles Unified School District loses 600 million dollars annually as a result of the loss of enrollment to charter schools. This year alone 70 new charter schools opened in California, enrolling an additional 30,000 students. Over the last ten years charter school enrollment has grown by 150 percent. Due to a declining birth rate, our state is projecting a decline in enrollment of 258,000 students over the next ten years, yet the California Charter Schools Association has set a goal of enrolling one million students in charter schools by 2022. Opening unneeded schools is fiscally irresponsible and will only exacerbate the financial problems of public school districts. #LAUSDStrike #UTLAStrong #WeAreLA

Posted by UTLA on Saturday, January 19, 2019

Our public schools are in crisis. Never has this been more apparent than now with over 30,000 educators striking in the streets of Los Angeles.

The community continues to stand with teachers

After a powerful week of action, Los Angeles educators are ready for a return to the picket lines Tuesday morning. With the strong support of the parents and community, this fight for public education will continue for as long as it takes. What side of history do you want to be on? #UTLAStrong #WeAreLA #LAUSDStrike

Posted by UTLA on Monday, January 21, 2019

After a powerful week of action, Los Angeles educators are ready for a return to the picket lines Tuesday morning.

It’s official, the firefighters have joined the teachers. #UTLAStrong #LAUSDStrong

Posted by UTLA on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Firefighters Join the Teachers

"This is a Strike Song" — Aryana Fields

Aryana Fields, a 5th Grader at Playa del Rey Elementary School performs a song in support of striking teachers. “A Strike Song” — Aryana Fields

Posted by UTLA on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Aryana Fields – This is a Strike Song

‪Have you seen this beautiful video? This made everyone's day!‬‪Delevan Drive Elementary is a school in Eagle Rock California (Los Angeles)♥️‬‪#DelevanDriveElementary #UTLAStrong‬‪#LAUSDStrike #RedForEd #EagleRock‬‪#TeachersAndStudentsMatter‬‪?Count on me? Bruno Mars?‬

Posted by UTLA on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Delevan Drive Elementary School students singing “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars to their teachers on the picket line

CHARTER MORATORIUM VOTE 1.28.19

COMMUNITY SPEAKS ON CHARTERS

L.A TEACHERS DEMAND MORE RESOURCES

THE EDUCATOR VOICE

@UTLANow

To all of our union family: have a wonderful fall break!

Hope that this time with loved ones is full of joy and rest.

We are beyond grateful for the passion, love and energy UTLA educators put into advocating for their schools and students. https://t.co/DPTqCgCDuZ
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Congratulations to all the people-powered candidates who won their election!

Los Angeles voters chose a future prioritizing strong public schools in this election. UTLA educators led the way.

The power of people and strength in numbers overcomes the pockets of billionaires. https://t.co/pFSnVO4mFn
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Another day where we are waking up to more horrific loss of life.

Our hearts go out to those grieving the shooting in VA. It is a tragedy that we are not safe from gun violence in our workplaces and communities.

We cannot tolerate this anymore. We need #GVP legislation now.

@ReclaimLASchls

LAUSD should have consulted with the teachers’ union and parents about its “Acceleration Days” initiative from the start. Addressing learning loss requires consistent collaboration with students, parents and teachers. https://t.co/6HaoPAr2jJ
We need LAUSD to clean the air for our kids, address the climate crisis, and support good union jobs! Join us tomorrow afternoon to urge the LAUSD Board of Education to switch to an all electric school bus fleet by 2035.🚌⚡️ https://t.co/vt3EqaSVPA ReclaimLASchls photo
Lucy Garcia with Climate Reality Project says one way to combat climate anxiety is to talk about it in the classroom. When it’s ignored, "That's where the trauma is worsened." https://t.co/K9jo2oCHum