Co-location Fight 2020

Co-location Fight 2020

What is co-location? Under a flawed state law known as Prop. 39, neighborhood public schools can be forced to give away “unused” space to charter operators. In reality, that “unused” space is not unused at all—it houses arts and music classrooms, science...

Charter School Forces Pour Money Into L.A. Elections

Charter School Forces Pour Money Into L.A. Elections

About $3.5 million worth of attack mailers have targeted Jackie Goldberg and other LAUSD school board members. Originally Published on February 22, 2020 By Bill Raden for Capital & Main With majority control of Los Angeles Unified’s school board hanging in the...

Nick Melvoin Shared Confidential LAUSD Information

Nick Melvoin Shared Confidential LAUSD Information

The California #Charter Schools Association spent millions on electing #LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin, who is now allowing them to write LAUSD board resolutions. Who elected the charter lobby to the school board? #WeArePublicSchools

What do #AB1505 and #AB1507 do?

What do #AB1505 and #AB1507 do?

What do #AB1505 and #AB1507 do? ✅ Improve the conditions of teaching and learning. ✅ Advance cause of free, universal, quality public education. ✅ Secure a more just, equitable, democratic society.

Capital and Main Article: Chartergate: Austin Beutner’s Transparency Problem

Capital and Main Article: Chartergate: Austin Beutner’s Transparency Problem

In this article from Capital and Main, “An email thread documenting the unseemly coziness between L.A. schools superintendent Austin Beutner and the California charter school lobby set off political pyrotechnics late last month when the investigative blog — and indefatigable California public records miner — Michael Kohlhaas dot org published a cache of documents revealing the covert relationship in the midst of last year’s contract stalemate with UTLA.”

USA Today article: Strikes, pay raises & charter protests: America’s teachers’ exhausting, exhilarating year

USA Today article: Strikes, pay raises & charter protests: America’s teachers’ exhausting, exhilarating year

America’s educators have survived a rollicking year in the public spotlight — and no slowdown is in sight. In the last 18 months, we’ve seen teachers striking for higher pay, teachers running for political office, teachers protesting charter schools, teachers organizing insurgent groups within their unions and teachers broadcasting the state of their under-resourced classrooms.

Measure EE: Tough Loss but Our Movement Will Win

Measure EE: Tough Loss but Our Movement Will Win

We are proud of the work educators, parents, students, and community members across the city put into Measure EE. The agenda to starve our public schools will not win as long as we continue to build our movement. Let’s move forward together.

@UTLANow

UTLA has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against @LASchools for going forward with the four optional "accelerated days" for C-Basis employees.

#UTLAStrong

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Sign the petition:
We are deeply concerned about the situation at Augustus Hawkins High School where our sister, Ms Cynthia Castillo, is not being reconfirmed as the Community School Coordinator despite her vibrant advocacy.
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Congratulations to Yesenia, Jake, Czarina, and hundreds of incoming educators on becoming UTLA members and joining 34,000 educators in the fight for ourselves, our students, and our schools!

Together we are #UTLAStrong https://t.co/PuH4GKU0I5
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@ReclaimLASchls

The history of redlining & disinvestment in BIPOC communities = huge disparities in green space across cities. This is reflected in our schools, w/ 35M students going to school in heat islands across the nation. Our students deserve greener schools!
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"the district has chosen to make hasty decisions that will have more negative consequences for both educators and students.” -Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of @UTLAnow
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Over 20,000 students in LAUSD are unhoused. LAUSD must support these students and their families to increase their opportunities to learn!! Sign our pledge card and stand with us as we fight to support unhoused students: https://t.co/v9ugXGGpta https://t.co/SjdW42c7Wa ReclaimLASchls photo