Media Coverage
Charter schools are growing in number where they are not needed, new report says

New research by an Oakland group called In The Public Interest looks at where charter schools are increasing in number and where schools are needed based on enrollment. The two trend lines do not correspond, researchers found — especially in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where the number of school-age children has declined even as the number of charters has exploded.

LAUSD'S Teacher And Student Of The Month

One is called a rock star by her fellow teachers, the other is a student accepted into 13 universities They are LAUSD”S next teacher and Student of the month. A partnership between LAUSD, CBS2, KCAL9, and the LA Rams to honor excellence in education.

Media Coverage
Magnolia Avenue Parents, Teachers Protest Sharing Campus with Charter School

About 50 parents, teachers and students from Magnolia Avenue Elementary School gathered Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles to protest the addition of a charter school on Magnolia’s campus. “Our children will lose several programs,” said Guadalupe Garcia, a parent of two Magnolia Avenue Elementary students. “It’s unfair.”

Press Release
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.

New Legislative Push for Charter School Accountability

Four new legislative bills that would bring much-needed accountability, transparency, and equity to charter schools were introduced in Sacramento this month. The legislation will be joined by an additional bill in coming weeks, forming a package of proposals that would support the creation of Community Schools.

President's Perspective
UTLA’s Modus Operandi: Coalition Building for Power

It was an inspiring scene in front of Arminta Street Elementary School in the East San Fernando Valley on March 16. I was marching and chanting with Arminta Street teacher Debbie Schneider-Solis, her co-workers, and a great group of Arminta parents to protest a potential Prop. 39 co-location by Celerity charter.

Phone-Bank/Canvass for Zimmer & Padilla

It is urgent we contact as many voters as possible to elect Imelda Padilla and re-elect Steve Zimmer to the Los Angeles School Board, as educators face historic attacks billionaires and privatizers like Eli Broad and the charter lobby, California Charter Schools Association, who want to buy our school board.

California Alliance for Community Schools

A new coalition representing of eight California teacher unions unites parents, community, educators, and students together in our commitment to transforming public education in ways that contribute to a more just, equitable, and participatory society.