United Way’s goal is to make sure every child – regardless of his or her zip code – has access to a quality education. So with L.A. schools set to get $2 billion from the state, you better believe we want to make sure that money is spent wisely and fairly.
Last week, we helped organize a listening session between parents in East L.A. and L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy, to make sure that he knows what the community needs. Check out KPCC and LA School Report, which reported on our efforts to make sure this new funding is used to meet the needs of low-income students, English Language learners, and foster youth.
Last week’s meeting was the first in a series sponsored by CLASS – a coalition of teacher, parent, civil rights, and community groups, including United Way, working to strengthen education in Los Angeles.