Our Voices

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

Just sitting here
wondering why my students are in the
auditorium taking their 6th day of #standardizedtesting instead oflearning. (This is on top of the 16+ other mandated standardized
assess ments students must take all year) FYI, parents can OPT their kids
OUT. #LAUSD https://t.co/WFqLY7rDhM
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The UTLA House of Representatives — the largest policy-making body of our union — voted overwhelmingly to endorse the following candidates in the June 2022 primary.
#WeArePublicSchools https://t.co/jsTx7Mf0uu
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Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia ( #IDAHOBIT). We must stand up for the human rights of 🏳️‍🌈 #LGBTIQ+ people everywhere including our students.
#WeArePublicSchools https://t.co/1Q2QGqqmxh
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@ReclaimLASchls

“I am so tired of just begging these adults to do the right thing. I shouldn’t have to beg you to do the right thing, you should just do it.” -Sim Marcel-Bilal, youth climate leader

https://t.co/HHfCzeZuS1
California has the second largest student:teacher ratio in the nation. We need our district to invest in creating smaller classes and providing our students with the guidance that they deserve. Sign our pledge card to support smaller class sizes! https://t.co/v9ugXGGpta https://t.co/oYu3oFe2ix
We need more green space on campuses!

While asphalt on campus contributes to the heat island effect & can ⬆️ temperatures up to 20°F, trees:
🌱 save energy usage
🌱 reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
🌱 improve air quality
🌱 support health/physiological outcomes for students https://t.co/Povsm8Dyv6