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One LA Opposes Broad School Privatization Plan, Pushes for Accountability

Los Angles, CA - After welcoming new Superintendent Michelle King to the first LAUSD Board meeting of the year, One LA leaders delivered a strident statement in support of public education and against the Broad Foundation's charter expansion plan.  Leaders earned significant audience applause after emphasizing no plan should "ever refer to our children as 'market share.'"

One LA leaders urged the School Board not to undermine LAUSD's capacity to fully educate the children that remain in traditional public schools, and to support the right of workers to organize without fear of retribution.  

Says Mary Jackson, grandparent and One LA leader in photo above, "If [charter schools] take only children they can make a profit on, what will happen to public schools who have to deliver more with less?"

Leaders met with 5 of the 7 school board members prior to the meeting, leading to a unanimous vote in support of Boardmember Schmerleson's Resolution - "Excellent Public Education for Every Student."   
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One LA Launches Accountability Training Effort

One LA leaders denounce Broad Foundation plan to privatize LAUSD schools. [Photo Credit: UTLA]

One LA training around the Local Control Accountability Plan begins February 21st, in collaboration with LAUSD Boardmembers and United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA).

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