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Colocation Fightback: Charter company not welcome at CATSKILL elementary

In the heart of the city of Carson in Southern California, a fight is brewing to save much-needed resources for students and the community. Catskill elementary classrooms and resources are being threatened by the charter company Ganas, Inc., which has initiated the process to co-locate onto the Catskill campus against the wishes of the community.

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LA School Voice with Alex Caputo-Pearl

Watch the broadcast* every Monday *Broadcasts will run till the end of the school year. Live on social media @4pm     Send us an email, ask Alex questions:  Laschoolvoice@utla.net     Ad paid for by Political Action Council of Educators, Sponsored by...

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New charter school’s possible campus-sharing with Carson elementary school causes rising tension between LAUSD, charter opponents

The latest battle brewing in the Southland charter school debate erupted this week, when nearly 100 parents, teachers, students and other community members gathered at Veterans Park, in Carson, to protest district plans to offer a portion of Catskill Avenue Elementary School to the newly formed Ganas Academy Charter School in the fall. #SaveCatskill #HarborArea #UTLAStrong #WeArePublicSChools

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We stand with Oakland

UTLA members went back on the picket lines before school on February 22 to show support for striking educators in Oakland and to demand action on two items that will help all California schools: increased per-pupil funding and an immediate cap on the unregulated growth of the charter industry.

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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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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
#AB1505 will help fix CA's broken charter laws. Call your State Senator at 855-977-1770 & urge them to vote YES on #AB1505! #KidsNotPolitics #KidsNotProfits https://t.co/BiKmkUSgCY
United Teachers Los Angeles
Please sign + share the letter below to support The People's Amendments to #AB1505 and #AB1507. Support democracy and the rights of local communities to have #LocalControl over public ed. <br...
United Teachers Los Angeles
“California charter school teachers don’t always have a teaching credential or the federal background checks required of teachers in traditional public schools.” 😮 #AB1505 #KidsNotPolitics https://t.co/3YwYjlv5C1