LAUSD school board votes 5-1 to call for a moratorium on charter schools; Oakland school board closes one school, promises another 24 will be shuttered despite protests. And in Baton Rouge, a rare set-back for ExxonMobil (sorry, not sorry)
30,000 Los Angeles teachers from over 900 schools hit the streets this week to demand more school resources, a moratorium on charter schools and investment in the schools all our students deserve! They were joined by over 10,000 parents, support staff, students and community members. This week's NewsBlast includes snippets from this bold and brave action. Also, investment in public education is becoming a "thing!" And the New York State Board of Regents just says "no" to Betsy DeVos.
Over 50,000 teachers, school staff, parents and students took to the streets of Los Angeles on December 15th. As the possibility of a strike looms, Reclaim Our Schools LA is asking for national support to amplify their demands for the schools all our students deserve. Meanwhile, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept her promise to rescind the Obama discipline guidance--at the same time that a Rand Corporation study found that restorative practices are effective! Finally, this week's NewsBlast includes two job descriptions -- please share them with organizing friends and colleagues!