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UTLA Demands Ref Rodriguez Recuse Himself from Charter Vote

On Monday, Nov. 6, the law firm for United Teachers Los Angeles sent a letter to LAUSD School Board Member Ref Rodriguez demanding he recuse himself from voting to uphold or deny charter petitions on Tuesday, Nov. 7., citing criminal pending charges.

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Rally, fundraising Call to Support DACA Renewals

Educators, students, parents, and community members will be rallying at the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education after school on Tuesday, September 12, to testify to the devastating impact of the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to raise awareness of the time-sensitive need for DACA renewal funds.

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UTLA condemns Trump’s decision to end the DACA program

UTLA repudiates Trump’s decision to end DACA, and his ongoing, hateful rhetoric and actions towards immigrant communities. This is outright discrimination based on race and national origin, and should be condemned as such.

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Rally to support STEM schools, defeat ‘boutique’ school bill AB 1217

LOS ANGELES – Educators, students, parents and graduates of district STEM schools will rally TODAY at 4 PM on the front steps of Helen Bernstein High School, home of a successful STEM program, to call out Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra and State Senator Anthony Portantino for their proposed bill that would give away funding and local authority to a boutique, privately-run STEM school in downtown LA.

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“Education Not Deportation” Rally & News Conference

Educators demand release of student seized by Border Patrol. Today, students, educators, and community activists will rally in front of Roosevelt High School to denounce the seizure of Roosevelt graduate Claudia Rueda and to demand her release from federal custody.

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New California Coalition will Fight for Public Schools through Community Power

United around common struggles and a shared vision, eight California teachers’ union locals have joined forces in a groundbreaking new coalition, the California Alliance for Community Schools. With the strength of more than 50,000 educators behind it, the California Alliance launched this month and aims to help build a movement to fight the Donald Trump/Betsy DeVos agenda to privatize our public schools.