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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. 

@UTLANow

Just sitting here
wondering why my students are in the
auditorium taking their 6th day of #standardizedtesting instead oflearning. (This is on top of the 16+ other mandated standardized
assess ments students must take all year) FYI, parents can OPT their kids
OUT. #LAUSD https://t.co/WFqLY7rDhM
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The UTLA House of Representatives — the largest policy-making body of our union — voted overwhelmingly to endorse the following candidates in the June 2022 primary.
#WeArePublicSchools https://t.co/jsTx7Mf0uu
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Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia ( #IDAHOBIT). We must stand up for the human rights of 🏳️‍🌈 #LGBTIQ+ people everywhere including our students.
#WeArePublicSchools https://t.co/1Q2QGqqmxh
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@ReclaimLASchls

“I am so tired of just begging these adults to do the right thing. I shouldn’t have to beg you to do the right thing, you should just do it.” -Sim Marcel-Bilal, youth climate leader

https://t.co/HHfCzeZuS1
California has the second largest student:teacher ratio in the nation. We need our district to invest in creating smaller classes and providing our students with the guidance that they deserve. Sign our pledge card to support smaller class sizes! https://t.co/v9ugXGGpta https://t.co/oYu3oFe2ix
We need more green space on campuses!

While asphalt on campus contributes to the heat island effect & can ⬆️ temperatures up to 20°F, trees:
🌱 save energy usage
🌱 reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
🌱 improve air quality
🌱 support health/physiological outcomes for students https://t.co/Povsm8Dyv6