Above, members from Escalante EL leaflet to parents about our contract bargaining and campaign for the Schools LA Students Deserve campaign on April 20, 2017.

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We have made it clear that the direction of LAUSD is not aligned with the priorities of educators and the needs of the classroom. This is a contract campaign suffused with a lot of demands that benefit society broadly and is part of a growing national movement that is centered on the idea of bargaining for the common good.

From bargaining to school-site actions and coalitions, here you will find what you need to know about our Schools LA Students Deserve campaign.

 

2017-18 Strategic Plan

We are developing a broad union and community campaign, with an early 2018 compression point through these four objectives. Read our strategic plan

 

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SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS

Safe, high-quality public schools are a right for all.

  • Reduce class sizes at all grade levels.
  • Hire more special education teachers and specialists to ensure that students with special needs get the attention and support they deserve. 
  • Recruit more bilingual educators, invest in dual language programs, and ensure student access to ethnic studies, visual & performing arts, and career & technical education.
  • Hire more nurses, counselors, social workers, and teacher librarians.
  • Reduce the number of standardized tests used in the classroom and let teachers decide what works best for their students.

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EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITIES

Public schools are the anchors of the community.

  • Build Community Schools to expand parent engagement, broaden the curriculum, and increase social services at our highest-needs schools.
  • Increase parent and educator decision making by giving local school leadership councils control over how funds are used at schools.
  • Require charter schools authorized by the district to prove equal access, transparency, and due process rights for all parents and students.
  • Increase administrator accountability for school safety and discipline, and invest in positive behavior support through restorative justice.
  • Use the district’s leverage and demands on civic leaders to make improvements in affordable housing, access to green space, immigrant rights, and other community issues.

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DEFEND THE TEACHING PROFESSION

Educators are everyday heroes; we must protect against attacks.

  • Attract and retain high-quality educators through competitive salaries and quality healthcare.
  • Invest in the adult education and early education teachers who serve our communities by giving them the same job protections and working conditions that other teachers receive.
  • Ensure that substitute teachers have healthy working conditions and are treated as essential contributors to the success of our students.

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FUND THE FUTURE

Invest in our students and our schools.

  • Fund LA schools at $20,000 per pupil by the year 2020 = 20 by 20.
  • California ranks 46th in education funding yet is the richest state in the nation. 
  • In the 6th largest economy in the world, and in the 2nd largest district in the country, the money is here for the schools our students deserve.

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