May 4: 'Reclaim Our Schools' Actions at a Glance

May 4, 2016 - In a powerful display of support for public education, parents, students, and educators in 75 cities in every part of the country held actions as part of the “Reclaim Our Schools” national movement. Locally, 150 schools took part, doing everything from community marches to mass email actions and flagpole rallies.

The message:  Our students deserve smaller class sizes, rich and diverse curriculum, more teaching and less testing, and support for students’ socio-emotional needs. Participants also called on LAUSD leadership to begin collecting fees owed for many years by charter operators who co-locate on existing campuses and are given more space than they use. Collecting these lawful fees would amount to tens of millions of dollars—enough to begin addressing students’ class size and staffing needs.

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