Join The Fight
We can improve learning outcomes and future achievement for all students. To meet our students’ unique needs, we must collectively work to address class sizes and staffing, resources for special education, and curriculum and access.
Here’s what we are fighting for:
Class Size + Staffing
An essential victory from the 2019 UTLA strike was the elimination of Section 1.5 from the contract, which had allowed the district to ignore class size averages and caps unilaterally. The win created enforceable limits for the first time in decades as the initial steps in a multi-year struggle to reduce class sizes dramatically. Our contract demands must continue that work, including:
Curriculum + Access
For too long, access to a fully resourced school has been determined by a student’s ZIP code. We are working for all students to have access to a diverse and engaging curriculum and the opportunity to thrive.
Special Education in LAUSD is underfunded by nearly $1 billion, negatively impacting all students. The federal government committed 40 years ago to fund 40% of the Special Education costs for public schools but has never fulfilled that promise. Special Education educators and students have also struggled within a system made worse by LAUSD’s lack of effective support. An essential victory from the 2019 UTLA strike was the creation of a new article in our contract that explicitly addresses Special Education issues. We need our new contract demands to build on that work, including: