“They threw rocks at a wasp’s nest”

Widespread opposition to a charter company moving onto campus has sparked a fierce push-back from Catskill Elementary in Carson. Just as UTLA was heading into our strike, the Catskill community got wind that GANAS charter corporation had been offered space on their campus, threatening the well-rounded programs the school has built for their students.

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How to talk to friends and family about Measure EE

As our strike demonstrated, when educators talk about what students need, people listen. Here’s an FAQ to guide conversations with friends and family to encourage support on June 4 for this critically needed measure. The funding status quo is unsustainable, and Measure EE is one step to turn things around. 

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LA School Voice with Alex Caputo-Pearl

Today’s LA School Voice Live with Alex: update on retro pay, Sacto strike, and parents and teachers on front lines in fights against co-location and for charter accountability. #wearepublicschools #UTLAstrong

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Colocation Fightback: Charter company not welcome at CATSKILL elementary

In the heart of the city of Carson in Southern California, a fight is brewing to save much-needed resources for students and the community. Catskill elementary classrooms and resources are being threatened by the charter company Ganas, Inc., which has initiated the process to co-locate onto the Catskill campus against the wishes of the community.

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LA School Voice with Alex Caputo-Pearl

Watch the broadcast* every Monday *Broadcasts will run till the end of the school year. Live on social media @4pm     Send us an email, ask Alex questions:  Laschoolvoice@utla.net     Ad paid for by Political Action Council of Educators, Sponsored by...

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New charter school’s possible campus-sharing with Carson elementary school causes rising tension between LAUSD, charter opponents

The latest battle brewing in the Southland charter school debate erupted this week, when nearly 100 parents, teachers, students and other community members gathered at Veterans Park, in Carson, to protest district plans to offer a portion of Catskill Avenue Elementary School to the newly formed Ganas Academy Charter School in the fall. #SaveCatskill #HarborArea #UTLAStrong #WeArePublicSChools

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VIDEOS

‪East LA moms are fed up with the charter company invasion at their school. Here they shut down the board meeting of #Exteracharter company that is encroaching on their public school. Charters use co-location and harm our kids by taking away needed resources. #ResistProp39‬ #Kipp #pucschools #exterapublicschools #HandsOffOurSchools

Posted by UTLA on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

You stood by us when we went on strike for six days in January, and we stand by you TODAY in your STRIKE and ongoing fight for job security, higher wages and an end to privatization! #UCfortheMany #Strike4Equality #UPTEStrong #3299Strong #UnionStrong #EducationForAll #UTLA @UPTECWA and @AFSCMELocal3299

Posted by UTLA on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
#TeachersMatter

Beutner tells media that during a strike that computers will take care of our kids. Say what!?!? #TeachersMatter #StrikeReady #UTLAstrong••••Correction: The voice in the audio belongs to KCRW reporter Jenny Hamel as it aired on Madeleine Brand’s show. Also as you can hear in the audio, the quote continues and does not stop at the period.

Posted by UTLA on Monday, January 7, 2019

WORD ON THE STREET

United Teachers Los Angeles
Stop the charter drain! LA is home to the largest concentration of corporate charter schools in the country. Since 2008, the charter industry has grown a whopping 287% and now costs the district nearly $600 million every year. #WeArePublicSchools #AnotherDayAnotherCharterScandal https://t.co/uN570l7oBL
United Teachers Los Angeles
PRESS CONFERENCE Join LA communities as they fight the damaging effects of charter co-location. The kids of Eastman public school are being hurt by the effects caused from charter company EXTERA taking much needed resources. LIVE ON TW, IG OR FB ( <a href="https://twitter.com/UTLAnow" target="_blank"...
United Teachers Los Angeles
The money to fund public education is there. CA is the 5th largest economy in the world and boasts a GDP of $2.7 trillion, the highest of any US state. Yet, CA ranks near the bottom in the nation in funding public education. #KidsNotProfits <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FundOurSchools?src=hash" target="_blank"...