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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Democracy’s Necessary For the LAUSD Superintendent Search

Vet the Supe, along with other grassroots organizations, has called for the search process for new Superintendent of LAUSD to be an open and transparent one. While grasstops groups like the United Way, Urban League, and other non-profits aligned with Eli Broad demand access to a search committee, real on-the-ground teachers union members, parents, and […]

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Pros and Cons of Charter Schools

Fix our Public Schools, don't Privatize!

Dov Rosenberg is an experienced public school teacher in North Carolina. Some of my issues with charter schools include: They benefit by serving families with the most parental involvement because it requires the knowledge and time to apply to a charter. This further concentrates families with less parental involvement in the traditional public schools. They […]

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A National NEA Endorsement Vote Now Could Damage State-Level Organizing

Loren Scott is active in Los Angeles Democratic Party politics, the NEA, California Teachers Assocation. and a representative to UTLA (United Teachers of Los Angeles). This request is prompted by talk of NEA endorsing Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary which will determine the party’s nominee. A vote on the endorsement could occur as early […]

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NEA Members Divided on Early Clinton Endorsement For The Democratic Primary

Loren Scott is active in Los Angeles Democratic Party politics, the NEA, California Teachers Assocation. and a representative to UTLA (United Teachers of Los Angeles). This statement is prompted by talk of NEA endorsing Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary which will determine the party’s nominee. It was written after a tele-town hall held with […]

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Why the Los Angeles Times Missed the Biggest Education News this Week

By Karen Wolfe. She is an LAUSD parent activist and supporter of public schools with children who currently attend district schools. According to the Los Angeles Times, there was not much to report: “Protestors Add a Little Rain to Otherwise Sunny Broad Museum Opening Day.” Not “Education Activists Rain on Eli Broad’s Parade” or even […]

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#vetthesupe Teacher Perspectives on LAUSD’s Next Superintendent

Jose Lara is the recipient the National Education Association Social Justice Activist Award 2015, an organization of 3 million members. He is a teacher in Los Angeles and a parent in Pico Rivera, CA. He can be reached at jlara2012@gmail.com. What do we need in the next superintendent in LAUSD? We need someone who is […]

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Open Letter to Parents on Common Core Testing Results

Dear Parents, Soon California will release the results of your child’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC tests. These tests are also known as the new Common Core test that California and states across the country implemented last year. Please know that as you receive the results of your child’s SBAC scores our child’s results […]

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Six Education Policies A 2016 Presidential Candidate Must Embrace

  On the eve of passage of amendments to the Senate’s Every Child Achieves Act, the Rev. Dr. William Barber, a distinguished contemporary Civil Rights leader, released a powerful statement of support that gave qualified support for the law’s draft reauthorization and pointed to the work ahead. He said: But as we under-resource our public […]

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Re-Hire Andrew Nguyen and Restore Transparency to AUSD!

    Andrew Nguyen, a dedicated first year teacher, returned to his alma mater and took an embattled San Gabriel High School debate program to a state championship. Along the way, he motivated and inspired many students.  At the end of the year, he was dismissed without cause by the principal, Jim Schofield. This happened […]

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