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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.

‘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. 

Setting the record straight, charter co-location is harming our kids

The LA Times recently wrote an article about the contentious battle between LAUSD neighborhood schools and the corporate-sponsored charter schools that are attempting to co-locate onto our campuses.  The article left out many important details. As a teacher at Sunrise, I am here to set the record straight.

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...