February

January was busy and we aren’t slowing down yet!

We have proven that 2019 is going to be the year where we no longer allow public education to be ignored! We are standing up in our states, our communities, our schools, and in our classrooms to do what is right for the one thing that we all have as a common value – the protection of our students.

With so much going on this month it seemed a little hard to find a focus and a common overall theme – until you think about something we have been demanding that helps our students, the need for more school counselors and access to mental health services.

We know that trauma is a major impact on the education of youth…and it’s time to address it. This month we will have a conversational these around this and increasing school counselors as well as decreasing class size. Moving right into the next month to show the areas where the some of the blame for this trauma can be placed.

This all connects to the collective union power that we have seen building as we stand up to fight for the schools that our students deserve.

Focus #1 – Students, Families, & Communities: How trauma of immigration and detention affects our students and families

Focus #2 – Racial & Social Justice in Schools – Counselors, not cops

Focus #3 – Our Health & Wellness, Our Profession, Our Co-workers – support the professionals who help community members

Focus #4 – Education policy & Legislation – Increase School Counselors & Decrease Class Size

How you can get involved: 
Black Lives Matter at School National Week of Action
Submit work for the student challenge at bit.ly/blmweeksubmit
Wear your shirt and post on social media
Sign the petition: https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/petition/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/black-lives-matter-week-of-action-…

Teachers Against Child Detention
Share updates: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersAgainstChildDetention/
Plan a watch party for the Teach-In for Freedom: https://www.facebook.com/events/951490148308485/
Donate: https://www.cognitoforms.com/…/TeachersAgainstChildDetention

View the trailer for “Personal Statement” https://www.facebook.com/personalstatementthefilm/

Learn more about the work that Educators for Migrant Justice has been doing and start researching your own state pension investments https://www.facebook.com/Educators4MigrantJustice/

Sign up for the NEA BAT Caucus and start getting ready for the 2019 Representative Assembly https://sites.google.com/view/neabatcaucus/home

Dates to Remember: 
Feb 4-8 Black Lives Matter at School National Week of Action
Feb 4-8 National School Counselor Week
Feb 14th Parkland anniversary
Feb 15th National wear #Red4Ed day – solidarity with OEA
Feb 17th – Teach-In for Freedom
Feb 18th – Nevada #Red4Ed Rallyhttps://www.facebook.com/events/366062727541795/
Feb 18th – Oregon March for Our Students https://www.facebook.com/events/2498930073455337/

Remember… When we fight, We WIN!

Call to Action for Cali BATs!

Call to Action for Cali BATs!
 
Cali BATs are asking public school supporters to call and or email beginning Monday, April 23rd all 7 Board Districts to retain Vivian Ekchian current acting Superintendent for stability and demonstrated education experience. Stop the Charter grab or will not vote for members who support constant disruption, change and instability for no obvious reason.
 
 
7 Vladovic, Richard.
213.241.6385
richard.vladovic@lausd.net
 
6 Gonez, Kelly
213.241.6388
kelly.gonez@lausd.net
 
5 Rodriguez, Ref
213.241.5555
ref.rodriguez@lausd.net
 
4 Melvoin, Nick, Vice Pres.
213.241.6387
nick.melvoin@lausd.net
 
3 Schmerelson, Scott
213.241.8333
scott.schmerelson@lausd.net

BATs Continue into Week 6 of our Campaign to End Gun Violence in our Communities and Schools

BATs Continue into Week 6 of our Campaign to End Gun Violence in our Communities and Schools. This week we focus on the fact that a better future starts now!
BATs Calls to Action this week:
1. Take one idea from the Teachers Take Action curriculum resources   https://sites.google.com/view/teacherstakeaction/home
2. Make sure that you visit the National Day of Action to Stop Gun Violence in Our Schools coalition website and plan your April 20th action/event and populate it on the map. Go here for ideas and the map  http://protectourschools.com/?referrer=group-the-badass-teachers-association#about

BATs Continue into Week 6 of our Campaign to End Gun Violence in our Communities and Schools

BATs Continue into Week 6 of our Campaign to End Gun Violence in our Communities and Schools. This week we focus on the fact that a better future starts now!
BATs Calls to Action this week:
1. Take one idea from the Teachers Take Action curriculum resources   https://sites.google.com/view/teacherstakeaction/home
2. Make sure that you visit the National Day of Action to Stop Gun Violence in Our Schools coalition website and plan your April 20th action/event and populate it on the map. Go here for ideas and the map  http://protectourschools.com/?referrer=group-the-badass-teachers-association#about