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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.

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In Support of Our Students & Their Families

United Teachers Los Angeles stands proudly with our students and communities in the fight against hate and in support of racial justice and immigrant rights. We believe students should join their communities in expressing themselves through peaceful protests.

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UTLA Calls Out Charter Lobby in New Ad

Los Angeles, CA – In an ad in today’s edition of the LA Times, United Teachers Los Angeles calls out the California Charter Schools Association to a public debate on key educational issues relating to equity, access and accountability. A Spanish version of the full-page color ad also will run later this week in Hoy and La Opinion.

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Making Black Lives Matter in Schools

A historic dialogue about the state of education for black youth across LA  On Thursday, September 29, high school students, educators, and leaders from Black Lives Matter will meet at Dorsey High School to discuss school policies and procedures, curriculum and instruction, and how to transform the school system to support black students.