LA Academy Community Fights to Save Public Education

100 Teachers, Students, Parents, and Community Members Participate in Informational Picketing on Friday, May 15, 2009

Teachers from all over California are desperately trying to bring attention to what we know will be the devastating impact of teacher layoffs which will result in drastic class size increases. We know, as parents in public schools do, that quality public education cannot survive when students are piled into classrooms at 45 students per teacher.

We are not asking for raises.

We are not asking for concessions.

We want to be able to teach your children, touch their lives, and make a difference in this world.

Public, please don't let the LAUSD school board cut classrooms as their way of balancing the budget. Let them know that teachers in the classroom should be the last prescious resource to go, if anything must go at all.

Look closely at the teachers below. These gentle, dedicated teachers have less than six weeks left to work with the students to which they have devoted themselves to for the last several years.

RIF'ed Teachers at L.A. Academy (back row, left to right: Mr. Zeccola, Mr. Awh, Mr. Arkin, Ms. Conrath, Mr. Tercero. Front row, left to right: Ms. Rivas, Mr. Kelley, Ms. Pier, Ms. Crisostomo).

Not pictured: Ms. Sanlin, Ms. L. Garcia, Dr. D'Lugo, Ms. Kim, Ms. Mannies, Mr. Marshall, Ms, Trejo, and possibly more.


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