Celebrating Our Mothers For Their Love And Resilience

Our mothers have brought so much joy and love to our lives. Their light and strength has kept our families together and has helped carried us through our hardest struggles. A mother’s love and resilience goes beyond race, gender, sexual orientation, income and immigration status. Mamahood is not one-size fits all. Our family structures are as…

Celebrating Top 10 Teachers That Are Closing the Belief Gap | Press Release

California Students Honor Teachers on National Teacher’s Appreciation Day Teachers that are closing the Belief Gap Contact: Saa’un P. Bell | saaun@caljustice.org | 562.472.7687 California– What makes a great teacher? Each and everyone one of us can recall that one teacher that changed our lives. Teachers that inspired us, taught us to pursue our passions…

What Can Students Do When Given a Voice in Their Schools?

Two years ago, California for Justice student leaders fought to have their voices to be heard in the passage of the Local Control Funding Formula – driving more resources to students with the most needs. Since then, students have continued to flex their power in making sure the state and their school districts listen to…

Calling on our schools to VALUE all students

Californians for Justice launched the Student Voice Campaign in 2014 with one goal – for student voices to be heard, valued, and reflected in their schools. Our recent wins– from equitable school funding to more fair discipline policies have created an opportunity for great change in our schools. But before we can close the opportunity…

Blast From the Past — Student Voice & the CA High School Exit Exam

Former San Jose CFJ Student Leader Alumni and Lead Organizer Rosa De Leon San Jose Mercury News Op-ed: Exit exams unfairly limit students’ potential More than a decade ago– in 2001, hundreds of English Learners, low-income students, and students of color rallied against the California State Board of Education demanding the state end the CA…

Five Challenges To Centering Race in Education

Five Challenges To Centering Race in Education We envision a public education system that uplifts all students regardless of their zip code, income, or race. If we are to close the opportunity, learning, and achievement gaps of the present, we must be bold; we must have courageous conversations about race and it’s impact in our…