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We stand with Oakland

UTLA members went back on the picket lines before school on February 22 to show support for striking educators in Oakland and to demand action on two items that will help all California schools: increased per-pupil funding and an immediate cap on the unregulated growth of the charter industry.

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Students remind us: Make the struggle beautiful

There were a dozen of us, and you could barely hear the song we were dancing to: Aretha Franklin’s “Think.” But there we were in front of Venice High, mostly in sync, definitely in the rain, decked in our finest red, dancing for public education and calling on our community, our city, our state, our entire nation, to think about what they were trying to do to us.

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Organized parent power helps win our strike

Amid the sea of red shirts that flooded Los Angeles in early January, it may have been easy to miss those worn by the members of Eastside Padres Contra La Privatización. An all-volunteer organization formed in 2017 in response to a planned KIPP charter co-location at Marianna Avenue Elementary, Eastside Padres is a leading force in the community struggle to defend public education.

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‘People don’t strike for 6%; we strike for justice’

We strike for just teaching and learning conditions. We strike for the schools our students deserve, and because we want to be able to meet the very diverse needs of our very diverse students. This is about the heart and soul of public education. That is why I will strike. 

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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

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"...