As the school year draws to a close, we’re also completing a season that put public education front and center in our communities. We're proud to say that SEIU Local 99 members played a big part in this.
The Education Funding Crisis: Students Speak Out Crenshaw High student describes what insufficient funding at her school looks like.
Brooklynn Haylock, a tenth grader from Crenshaw High, paints a dire picture of what she sees at her school, and tells us why additional funding for schools like hers is so desperately needed. California is 44th in the nation in per student spending and students are at the center of this funding crisis. LAUSD currently spends about $13,230 annually per student (compared to $24,000 in New York and $22,000 in Boston). Brooklynn's testimony is what that looks like for many LAUSD students.
On Tuesday, June 4, voters living in LAUSD boundaries will decide whether to pass Measure EE. If passed by two thirds of voters, Measure EE will generate $500 million a year for 12 years of additional locally-controlled funding for LAUSD. This is funding that will go into expanding the services we provide as [...]
It’s time to get loud at the ballot box for good jobs and quality schools in our communities. The LAUSD School Board Election is just a few weeks away on May 14. And the Measure EE vote is right on its heels on June 4. Let’s increase funding for schools and student services! How do we do it? By voting and mobilizing others to vote. Join us during spring break. Have some fun and rock the vote in these important elections.