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Students remind us: Make the struggle beautiful

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.

Organized parent power helps win our strike

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’

‘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. 

WORD ON THE STREET


Listen to UTLA member Hector Perez-Roman speak to how his identities allow him to better connect to his students.
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We stand with @MineWorkers in their fight for a fair contract and against corporate greed @WarriorMetCoal Show your #solidarity & consider donating to help our #UMWA brothers and sisters ⬇︎ https://t.co/HRYtI6NS6d

Listen to Cecily-Myart Cruz in conversation with @TavisSmiley on @KBLA1580: “This pandemic has laid bare all of the inequities that have existed for years. Now is the time to fight forward for a new day for our kids.” #WeArePublicSchools

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