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

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

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?...

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...

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

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

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.

WORD ON THE STREET


"Parents and educators face pressure on many sides as we engage in conversations on how to return safely to school campuses. Those conversations should happen with compassion and honesty."
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News Update with UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz and parents Alicia Baltazar and Lois Tryk.
#MakeItSafe #WeArePublicSchools

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