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How Trump factors into California’s charter school wars

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.

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LA School Voice with Alex Caputo-Pearl April 22

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

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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.

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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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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
United Teachers Los Angeles
@Erika78Jones we are happy to have you representing us! We need the original bills #AB1505 #AB1507 without amendments. #WeAreCTA 📢 @WeAreCTA @UTLAnow <a href="https://twitter.com/utlaadulted2019"...
United Teachers Los Angeles
BREAKING: @Marriott announced last night that it won’t let ICE use its properties as immigrant detention facilities. TY to CREDO members @SanctuaryDMV @unitehere @jwjnational @dailykos @MoveOn for keeping the pressure on. <a...