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“Education Not Deportation” Rally & News Conference

Educators demand release of student seized by Border Patrol. Today, students, educators, and community activists will rally in front of Roosevelt High School to denounce the seizure of Roosevelt graduate Claudia Rueda and to demand her release from federal custody.

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New California Coalition will Fight for Public Schools through Community Power

United around common struggles and a shared vision, eight California teachers’ union locals have joined forces in a groundbreaking new coalition, the California Alliance for Community Schools. With the strength of more than 50,000 educators behind it, the California Alliance launched this month and aims to help build a movement to fight the Donald Trump/Betsy DeVos agenda to privatize our public schools.

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Protecting Our Students Against Unaccountable Charter Schools

Parents, students and community leaders will rally around two state bills AB 1478 and SB 808 aimed at school accountability and local control. They will also be calling for rescinding offers of co-location to Celerity charter schools, currently under local and federal investigation for fraud, corruption, embezzlement, financial malfeasance and conflicts of interest.

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UTLA-Endorsed Candidates Both Win Places In Runoff

Despite being outspent 2 to 1, UTLA-endorsed candidates Steve Zimmer and Imelda Padilla have advanced to the runoffs, in what has been called the most important and hotly contested school board race in U.S. history.

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Statement regarding Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

United Teachers Los Angeles is unequivocally opposed to today’s Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos, a billionaire who has never attended, nor taught at a public school and who has instead used her inherited fortune to privatize public schools.  Moreover, DeVos has funded some of the most aggressive anti-LGBT efforts in the country.

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#SchoolTrump Storm Hits School Sites and Twitter

Throngs of parents, students, educators and community members throughout LAUSD took to Twitter and the streets today to shield their schools from racism, privatization, anti-immigrant rhetoric and discriminatory policies from the incoming Trump administration.