Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD) December General Assembly

Every month students, parents, and teachers of #StudentsDeserve gather to discuss and plan for the future of educational justice inside and outside our schools in Los Angeles. Considering the political state we are in, now more than ever we know that our grassroots work is important and necessary. For that reason, we invite YOU (students, parents, and teachers) to […]

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Thank you John Oliver for exposing how charter schools steal from children

Say a Big Thank You to John Oliver!

“Fraud is a feature of deregulation, not a bug. When no one is looking, some people steal. Not everyone steals, but many do. That is why Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and California are scamming taxpayers.” — Professor Diane Ravitch The vile poverty pimps and privatization pushers of the lucrative charter school industry were infuriated when John […]

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California charter school industry bill attempts to eliminate only source of public oversight

Save Public Schools! Adult Education Students protest school privatizer Monica Garcia in Koreatown after she voted to shut down all adult schools and use the money for privately managed charters.

“…charter schools have used their public characteristics to qualify for public funding under state constitutional law, while highlighting their private characteristics to exempt themselves from other laws that apply to public schools.”—Professors Preston C. Green and Joseph Oluwole School privatization promoting Nonprofit Industrial Complex (NPIC) EdSource has long been a source of both political cover, […]

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California’s charter school law repeal movement update

Join Voices Against Privatizing Public Education's efforts to repeal the California charter school law

“charter schools comprise a divisive and segregated sector” — Frankenberg, E., Siegel-Hawley, G., Wang, J. (2011) Voices Against Privatizing Public Education’s (VAPPE) grassroots campaign to repeal the 1992 charter school laws imposed on California by corporate reactionaries Donald Fisher and Reed Hastings has been moving forward. In addition to their online petition, they’ve established a […]

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Repeal California Charter Schools movement grows and gains a celebrity-activist endorsement

Voices Against Privatizing Public Education protesting billionaire school privatizer Mark Zuckerberg

“Choice rhetoric contemplates the sphere for reformed education as a “market.” The commodification of education in this way has prompted no shortage of critique identifying the ways in which the conditions for a properly functioning education market are difficult—if not impossible—to cultivate. Problems with an education market, however, go beyond the mere absence of ideal […]

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Brief statement on Washington State Supreme Court finding charter schools unconstitutional

Fix our Public Schools, don't Privatize!

“Though boosted through a language of choice and effectiveness, the charters provide neither. Public funds pay for a system that lacks oversight, transparency, and funnels millions of dollars to privateers, who pocket salaries upwards of $1 million.” — Dr. Megan French-Marcelin By now everyone has heard the wonderful news that the Washington State Supreme Court […]

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Stoner Elementary community to hold protest against charter school co-location that has taken resources from home school

Press release – Stoner Elementary community to hold protest against charter school co-location that has taken resources from home school. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Monday, August 17, 2015, the first day of school, from 7:30-8:30AM, the Stoner Elementary School Community and local Del Rey neighborhood will be holding a protest against the co-location of ICEF […]

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Protest against Eli Broad’s charter putsch by Voices Against Privatizing Public Education

Eli Broad, a staunch opponent of academic freedom, intellectuals, and the public commons, is one of the leading reactionary billionaires funding the neoliberal slash and burn campaign against public education.

The activists comprising Voices Against Privatizing Public Education, whose efforts were recently highlighted on Professor Diane Ravitch’s blog, are holding a rally/protest in front of the Broad Foundation’s headquarters. This is in response to Broad and his fellow reactionaries’ announcement of plans to privatize more than half the Los Angeles Unified School District within the […]

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Join Voices Against Privatizing Public Education’s efforts to repeal the California charter school law

Join Voices Against Privatizing Public Education's efforts to repeal the California charter school law

There is a small grass-roots group that has been working diligently to create a ballot proposition to repeal the charter school laws. While a seemingly daunting task, there might not ever be another chance to do this before the privatizers eliminate public schools altogether (Eli Broad just announced his plans to cut LAUSD’s public schools […]

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Workshop: let the community drive LCFF/LCAP for Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve

Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD)

Instituto de Padres / Parent Institute Saturday, July 18, 2015 12:00 to 4:00PM 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 8th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010 [The Education Trust-West] and many of the cited sources in the [20]14-15 ETW/LAUSD Case Study are noted School [R]eformers aligned with Secretary Duncan, the Broad/Gates/Waltons — and the then superintendent John Deasy — […]

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