Teachers in Los Angeles walked out a week ago, demanding investment in their schools. Parents and students joined them in record numbers--tens of thousands marched and rallied throughout the city over the six-day strike. Last night, teachers overwhelmingly ratified an agreement. What's next for the education justice movement, on the heels of this powerful victory?
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!