Student Voice Matters, and the Time is Now!

by Kenyon Davis We are directly in the middle of our 7 month campaign to ensure that the voices of the student are heard, valued, and reflected in District accountability & funding plans. CFJ and the Student Voice Coalition have called on the State Board of Education to define student consultation by creating a formal…

The Students United Will Never Be Defeated!

by Sayeg Hernandez My name is Sayeg and I am a SYLA graduate youth of CFJ, fighting for racial, social, and educational change.  I attended the Statewide Leadership Retreat and Student Voice Townhall this past weekend to improve my leadership development and learn more about the My Future, My Voice Campaign. While attending SLR workshops…

Statewide Leadership Retreat 2014!

by Reuben Martinez My journey with Californians for Justice has been a long one. It began my freshman year, where I got my first taste of leadership. In the past, I had been an inherently shy individual, who had no real external potential for organizing. However, it only took the dedicated staff and students one…

Do California Students Deserve a Voice In Their Education?

by Rosa deLeon, Lead Organizer, CFJ San Jose Last July was a historic month for California students due to the passage of a new law for funding schools: The Local Control Funding Formula. The concept of this funding formula is simple: Schools with a high population of low-income, English learner, and foster youth will receive…

Students Speak Out

by Tony Bui, CFJ Student Leader On January 16th, 2014 hundreds of administrators, parents, students, and advocates attended the State Board of Education meeting to voice their opinions on the proposed regulations for the Local Control Funding Formula, a new way of funding schools. After 7 hours of testimony, the board did not include CFJ’s recommendations in…

Mercury News Editorial: Major changes needed in school funding formula

Mercury News Editorial When Gov. Jerry Brown was stumping for his plan to overhaul school financing, he promised it would do two things: return more control over spending to districts and ensure that disadvantaged children get the help they need to succeed. “Equal treatment for children in unequal situations is not justice,” Brown said. Lawmakers,…

Implement Funding Formula That Helps Me Become Successful

by Cindy Andrade It might be hard to imagine what it’s like for Oakland students if you’ve never been through our schools. I have friends who have dropped out, or are thinking about dropping out, because Oakland Unified, the district I attend, doesn’t have enough money to provide sufficient resources in order for us to…

Welcome!

Welcome to the brand new Californians for Justice website (and blog)! We are excited to announce that we have an all new location for you to stay updated on the latest CFJ news, events, and of course, victories! Check out the “Take Action” tab to view our calendar, make a donation, or check out some…