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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
#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

NOTICIAS

United Teachers Los Angeles
It’s official. @Jackie4LAUSD has been sworn in as LAUSD school board member. This has been a big victory for our students, our public schools and our educators. Now we must go out and vote Yes on Measure EE on June 4....
United Teachers Los Angeles
What kind of education are we giving LAUSD kids? On June 4th, you will decide whether this continues. Vote YES on Measure EE to reduce class sizes and hire more school staff. It's your choice, and our future. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YesOnEE?src=hash"...
United Teachers Los Angeles
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