Statement on the June 8, 2012 Tentative Agreement with LAUSD

Post date: Jun 09, 2012 10:12:45 PM

Why we must continue to struggle.

LAUSD didn't make concessions that gave us anything new, they merely gave us back a small portion of what they had already taken away! While we'll gladly take what's ours back, we want that and more. We want fully funded programs! We want equity! We want schools to desegregate! We want critical pedagogy, arts, language programs, and ethnic studies. We want FULLY STAFFED school libraries and class size reductions! We want a district that doesn't just stop giveaways to charters, but resists them at every turn. We want a district that is a bulwark, not a gateway to neoliberalism.

In other words, our struggle has just begun.