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Strike Prep Art Build

United Teachers Los Angeles is holding a community Art Build for public education December 7th, 8th and 9th at SPARC 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291. We are calling on art teachers, artists, students, allies in public education, and allies outside of public education to submit images to be used in the struggle to defend and promote public schools. The deadline for this event is fast approaching. Be sure to submit your entries by 12 noon on Wednesday, November 14.

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UTLA Statement on Austin Beutner’s secret plan, leaked to the LA Times

UTLA Statement on Austin Beutner’s secret plan, leaked to the LA Times. Austin Beutner's secret plan to break up LAUSD into ‘32 networks’, as leaked to the LA Times today, is a reflection of Beutner’s short tenure as superintendent. Just as he continues to hide from public scrutiny, this plan was developed with no transparency and without the authentic involvement of parents and educators. Click to here to read on.

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A Note from Diane Ravitch to LA Teachers

A Note from Diane Ravitch to LA Teachers. Diane Ravitch is a national leader in the movement to save public education. A former secretary of education, she is a research professor of education at New York University and the founder and president of the Network for Public Education. Click here to read on.

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Austin Beutner lies to media

Austin Beutner has lied in the district media statement today and continues to disrespect students and educators.

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Latest LAUSD offer calls for higher class sizes

Today, LAUSD sent UTLA a revised offer. The insulting offer, sent via email, once again falls desperately short of meeting student needs and demonstrates Austin Beutner’s desire to downsize the school district rather than be a partner in rebuilding and reinvesting in our public school system.

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$2.2 Million in Earned Media

In the third week of October, media coverage in support of our issues has generated over $2 million in publicity value

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Under superintendent Austin Beutner, the future of LAUSD looks frightening

Wearing Halloween costumes and waving homemade signs, parents, teachers and students held a press conference and rallied this afternoon in front of the LAUSD School Board warning that “the future of LAUSD looks scary” if the school board doesn’t make an immediate investment in public education. This action, organized by Reclaim Our Schools LA (ROSLA) and UTLA, was the first of the UTLA Area Actions that will carry our message to Austin Beutner and the school board as well as to parents and communities across the district.

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Setting the record straight, charter co-location is harming our kids

The LA Times recently wrote an article about the contentious battle between LAUSD neighborhood schools and the corporate-sponsored charter schools that are attempting to co-locate onto our campuses. The author, Howard Blume, left out many important details. As a teacher at Sunrise, I am here to set the record straight.

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#EducatorsForTony Digital Toolkit

#EducatorsForTony Digital Toolkit October 15-21
. Social media is an important way to share information about Tony Thurmond in your own networks and in larger conversations. Click here for your digital toolkit.

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Bargaining goes to fact finding

UTLA is ready to go into fact-finding and make our case for bargaining demands that are essential for students, educators, and our communities.