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Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS)

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CLASS

Who We Are

Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) is a collaborative of parent, student, educator, community-based and civil rights organizations dedicated to ensuring that all students receive an equitable education.

Read our mission, vision, values here

CLASS Statement on the Transition of Superintendent Deasy

Community Wins During LCFF

2014 Report: Over 100 community leaders weigh in on the leadership and direction of our public schools.

Founding Groups Members

 

Our 2014 LCFF Campaign:

Keep the Promise for Our Students!!

CLASS Fights for a Fair Share of State Funding in the New Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

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The State of California has mandated a new way of funding schools. LCFF is a law rooted in equity: it takes into consideration that schools with low income, foster care and English learner youth require additional funds to ensure the success of all students. After the passage of Proposition 30 and LCFF, advocates and community members expect substantial new funding for local schools.

This message of equity, however, is becoming obscured through convoluted information, political interests and  long standing resistance to equal educational access. Politicians have proposed using these new funds on pet projects, while others advocate the dollars are spent restoring jobs of LAUSD staff with no explanation for how this will directly benefit students with the highest needs. These proposals leave little to no money for LAUSD students who need it most. In turn, the moral and philosophical intent could be lost LCFF is lost, along with the message of hope for our historically disenfranchised student population.

CLASS, as a coalition of organizations dedicated to ensuring all students receive an equitable education, demand that the District makes strategic investments that simultaneously preserve the integrity of LCFF law.

CLASS' LCFF Petition that advocates for money to go straight to the students who need it most

CLASS’ LCFF Petition that advocates for money to go straight to the students who need it most