LA Teachers Union Calls for 10s of 1000s to Protest on Eve of Trump’s Inauguration

January 5, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


The United Teachers of LA (UTLA)—the union representing teachers and support service personnel throughout the massive Los Angeles Unified School District—has called for a Pre-Inauguration Citywide Action: We #SchoolTrump.

We #SchoolTrump
Home page banner at the LA Teachers’ Union website

According to the UTLA website:

“On January 19, the day before the presidential inauguration, we will stand up for our values as public school educators with actions at school sites citywide. We will show that educators are united with our students and our communities against Trump’s racially charged and anti-immigrant proposals and that we will continue to fight attempts to privatize public education. Join tens of thousands of students, parents, educators, school staff, and community members on the day before the inauguration to shield our public schools from the Trump/DeVos/Broad agenda.” (Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, is an attack dog in the all-out assault on public education for imposing theocratic religious oppression and madness through public schools. The “Broad” agenda is a powerful campaign to privatize education financed by Eli Broad of the Walmart fortune.)

In their newsletter, the UTLA says the “morning actions at school sites will send a spirited message that we are united against all the forms of bigotry given voice during the campaign, including racism, ableism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and anti-immigrant attacks. Our schools must be safe, inclusive spaces, with doors open to all and where all children can learn without being frightened or harassed.”


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