VIDEO: Teachers, Parents March in 'Occupy LAUSD' Protest

Several hundred people rally in Los Angeles to support public education, protest cuts.

A crowd of several hundred people that included parents and teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District held a rally Tuesday at Los Angeles City Hall, then marched to LAUSD headquarters on Beaudry Avenue near downtown.

Early Wednesday morning, officers from the Los Angeles School Police Department were trying to move protesters camped out in front of the school district headquarters to a different location nearby, City News Service reported.

john October 19, 2011 at 01:46 PM
no problem; raise their taxes immediately to pay for it
Doug Kriegel October 19, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Do the teachers have a point? They claim the LAUSD is witholding more than $50-million in surplus funds.
Elke Heitmeyer October 19, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Thank you for this video! Educating our children well really should be our number one priority! Now the nation is spending 57 % of our national budget on the military - and 4 % on education! www.OneMinuteForPeace.org
Allan October 20, 2011 at 12:38 AM
Yeah, damn it. Tax the rich!!! Viva la whatever.
Tonto October 22, 2011 at 11:56 PM
donate - www.buildtheborderfence.com
Robert D. Skeels October 27, 2011 at 07:08 PM
Nativist much?
Robert D. Skeels October 27, 2011 at 07:09 PM
@Kriegel: the point of pointing out the surplus is that school librarians, nurses, and teachers could be hired back with those funds. Students in our communities deserved fully staffed schools! The Los Angeles Times recently wrote about classrooms in LA Promises' Manual Arts having 45, 55, and up to 60 students per class. That's unacceptable. Rest assured that the 1% dictating LAUSD policy don't send their children to schools with that kind of teacher to student ratio. AB 114 requires the same funding this year as last year. Instead, former Gates Foundation executive Deasy is sitting on funds as part of his way of extracting unwarranted concessions from the collective bargaining units in our schools. His cynical manipulations are victimizing students and families, as are all the Gates Foundation funded 501C3s pushing for discredited ideas that further exacerbate problems in our schools. We need the overwhelming influence of Broad and Gates out of our district, and we need genuine community and parental empowerment in LAUSD, not the phony focus groups proffered by the right winger Maria Casillas. By the way, OccupyLAUSD wasn't just teachers, many community members like myself, participated.


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