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“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.

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. 

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

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.

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...

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

Student leader Adrian De La Cruz: ‘I knew I was helping my teachers’

Adrian De La Cruz, an 11th-grade student at LAUSD/USC MAE Magnet School, epitomizes the movement growing out of East Los Angeles to support public education and stop privatization. With his mother and sisters, he was part of Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles’s Leadership Action School.

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.

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.

WORD ON THE STREET

United Teachers Los Angeles
. @BernieSanders is ready to fight to put #SchoolsAndCommunitiesFirst on the ballot! Join him at https://t.co/XafxtFV829 https://t.co/BJLSJYnyOm
United Teachers Los Angeles
Together we will take on the powerful special interests that control our political and economic life and transform our government into one that works for all people, not just the top 1 percent. Join me now in Eastside LA: https://t.co/E0GXmpO4Cl
United Teachers Los Angeles
Join hundreds of teachers tomorrow and stand with @BernieSanders. We need an unapologetic, longstanding ally of progressive policies to make public education a priority. Wear your red shirts and show how we are #RedforEd! #WeArePublicSchools <br...