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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

WORD ON THE STREET

United Teachers Los Angeles
@LASchoolReport One charter school cancels its plans to open while another has its records seized by the feds. Both schools have drained badly needed funds from #LAUSD students. https://t.co/g2CHNBtC3r
United Teachers Los Angeles
DeVos, Gates, Waltons, Bloomberg, Koch brothers, other billionaires have spent millions to privatize public schools with charters and vouchers. They never attended pub schools but want to destroy them. https://t.co/KWNXAXPIqC
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