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A group of bills to reform the worst abuses of the charter industry are making progress in Sacramento. Click to read on.
LA School Voice Live! TODAY: Standing in for Alex is UTLA Elementary Vice President Gloria Martinez! Our guests today include 4 amazing women, one of which being newly elected LAUSD School Board member Jackie Goldberg! Tune in to hear about how vital it is for us to pass Measure EE and secure this funding for our children and our schools. #WeArePublicSchools #UTLAStrong
“Public education is dying. It is dying because it’s being financially killed.” This article by Capital and Main is an interview with recent School Board Elect Jackie Goldberg on the war to save public education. Click here to read on
LA School Voice Live with Alex Caputo-Pearl! TODAY: What happens when an outside charter company invades your school? Eastman Elementary teachers talk about their co-location reality. And a community organizer knocks on doors to win the game-changing $500 million in funding from Measure EE. #WeArePublicSchools #UTLAStrong
Vote YES on Measure EE. Visit EEforkids.com to pledge your support.
A new NEA report card on state charter laws and statutes zeroes in on the weak regulation and lax oversight that enable for-profit organizations to open and manage charters in most states. Click to read on.
We’re back with LA School Voice Live with Alex Caputo-Pearl! TODAY: Alliance charter teachers on why they fought to unionize, and teachers & parents on how Measure EE will be a game-changer for our students and schools. #WeArePublicSchools #UTLAStrong
TODAY: charter moratorium bill clears hurdle, latest on retro & raise coming May 3, answers to Measure EE questions. GUESTS: Parents & teachers from Marina del Rey MS and Baldwin Hills ES share personal stories about how co-location hurts their students.
L.A. Unified elementary school libraries are on the chopping block once again, and library aides, many of whom could lose their jobs, are screaming for justice. Click to read on.
“Teaching feeds my soul.” Great piece on UTLA chapter chair & LA County Teacher of the Year Joseph Zeccola. Perfect way to wrap up #TeacherAppreciationWeek with one of our own!
This article by The Times Editorial Board urges LA voters to vote for Measure EE to fund LA schools. Click here to read on.
Attention, teachers! We’ve compiled a list of Teacher Appreciation Week gifts, discounts and more. Click here to view the list.
BREAKING: Moratorium on New Charter Schools (#SB756) Clears Senate Education Committee.
It’s tough being a charter school advocate in California these days. Not only are the schools facing fierce opposition from the Democratic-controlled Legislature, teachers unions and a governor whom their backers spent millions trying to keep out of office, they also have the most politically toxic ally possible in California state politics: President Donald Trump.
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.
Today’s LA School Voice Live with Alex: We build on our wins for much-needed school funding with Measure EE on June 14, with guest teacher Georgia Flowers-Lee. We double-down for BD5 candidate Jackie Goldberg, with educator Jennifer Villaroyo. We remain on front lines in fights against co-location and for charter accountability. #wearepublicschools #UTLAstrong