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

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