The Teacher's Choice 2020

UTLA has endorsed a powerful team to take back the LAUSD School Board majority from pro-privatization corporate forces in 2020.

With four LAUSD School Board seats up for election in 2020, UTLA has endorsed a powerful team to take back the board majority from the pro-privatization forces. As overwhelmingly approved by the UTLA House of Representatives last night, the UTLA slate includes incumbents George McKenna, Scott Schmerelson, and Jackie Goldberg — fresh off her landslide win in the special election last spring. 
For the seat being vacated by Richard Vladovic, UTLA is endorsing an LAUSD parent who is committed to the fight against privatization and for fully funded schools. Patricia Castellanos is a founding member of Reclaim Our Schools LA, the parent-community coalition that was with us during our strike, walking the picket lines and protesting outside privatizers' homes. She is a former deputy director for L.A. Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and led campaigns with unions and the community for better working conditions for employees and stronger neighborhoods for families. 

Reclaim the School Board 2020

Jackie Goldberg

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Longtime teacher and legislator committed to championing public education and holding the charter industry accountable.


Patricia Castellanos

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LAUSD parent and founding member of Reclaim Our Schools LA, which helped organize communities to support our strike.


George McKenna 

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An advocate for underserved students and increased funding for schools and special education.


Scott Schmerelson

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Longtime LAUSD educator who knows how important it is to invest in school staff and protect the board from undue corporate charter industry influence.


We need allies to build on our contract wins and:
  • Send more resources to our schools to lower class size and hire more nurses, librarians, psychologists, and social workers.
  • Protect public education from privatization and policies that would rate schools as failing and hand them over to charters.
  • Safeguard our healthcare (up for negotiation in 2020 and subject to school board approval).


LAUSD School Board Election March 3 - Mail ballots drop February 3



Reclaim Board of Ed political Disclaimer

Ad paid for by Students, Parents and Educators in Support of Castellanos, Goldberg, McKenna, and Schmerelson for School Board 2020, Sponsored by Teachers Unions, Including United Teachers Los Angeles. Committee major funding from:

Political Action Council of Educators – United Teachers Los Angeles

American Federation of Teachers Solidarity Committee

National Education Association Advocacy Fund

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