We Are All L.A.!
The Alliance to Reclaim our Schools stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of UTLA in the fight for the schools our students deserve.
Donate To Solidarity Fund
Please consider making a contribution to the Los Angeles Teacher/Parent Strike Solidarity Fund to support the strike by donating to Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles. If there is a strike, Reclaim Our Schools LA will be engaging parents and community in support of UTLA and our broader, collective campaign. We will be on the picket lines, supporting the students, doing delegation visits to decision-makers, and taking action against some of the billionaire corporate actors that are driving the agenda that is destroying our public education system. We will be organizing these activities through a week-long Action School for Public Education. If a settlement is reached and a strike is averted, your contribution will be used for the parent, educator, student, community organizing of ROS LA to fully implement the gains that that the teachers will have won.
Reclaim Our Schools LA (ROSLA) is a coalition led by parents and students in low-income communities of color, to fully and equitably fund our schools, invest in the Community Schools model particularly in high-need neighborhoods, and push back against the dramatic growth of charter schools that’s undermining the public education system. For more information on ROSLA, go to www.reclaimourschoolsla.org.
What We Are Fighting For
Together–parents, educators, students, school personnel, and the community–we the people of Los Angeles are fighting for the schools our students deserve. Here is what we are fighting for:
Reduce Class Size
LAUSD’s class sizes are among the biggest in California. Students have a better chance to succeed with smaller classes.
Improve School Safety
LAUSD is denying our students the supports they need to succeed. LAUSD must provide them with more access to nurses, counselors, school psychologists, and more.
Less Testing, More Teaching
Unnecessary standardized testing reduces critical instructional time, and low-income students of color are the most affected. LAUSD must allow educator discretion in testing.
Invest in Community Schools
The Community Schools model, with increased parent engagement, broadened curriculum, and wraparound services, is proven to improve student outcomes.
Fair Wages Now
LA’s high cost of living is causing a teacher shortage. LAUSD must offer teachers a fair wage increase.
Support Students & Families
LAUSD must cultivate a learning environment for all students by establishing immigrant supports, ending racially biased “random” searches, and increasing green space and early education opportunities on campuses.
Charter School Oversight
LAUSD must protect neighborhood schools by regulating charter industry growth and charter school co-locations on to neighborhood school campuses.
Fund Our Schools
California is the richest state in the nation, yet ranks 43rd out of 50 states in per-pupil funding. LAUSD must fight at the local, state, and national level to increase funding to $20,000 per student by 2020.
Join the fight for Los Angeles' students, educators, and communities today.
Pick Up The Phone!
Call Superintendent Beutner (213-241-7000) and School Board President Monica Garcia (213-241-6480) to insist that they spend a substantial portion of their surplus $1.9 billion to fully fund our schools.
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