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Dare to Lean on Love, Power & Strength in Spite of Fear

August 9, 2019

Starting the Conversation   Why this work matters Violence has long been a fundamental part of the American experience…

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Students Challenge the CA State Board of Education for a Voice, and Win!

November 17, 2014

WE DID IT! After just 7 months, the State Board of Education has officially approved all of the demands of the Student Voice Campaign! After a year of intense deliberation among lawmakers, education advocates, unions, parents, and students, the State Board of Education unanimously voted in the permanent Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) regulations. The regulations…

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Raising the Bar on Stakeholder Engagement

August 25, 2014

from Leadership Magazine – Association of California School Administrators CFJ Student leader Tony Bui, and the Student Voice Campaign are featured in this piece on Stakeholder Engagement in LCFF. Read the full piece here (p. 16-17)

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Raising the Bar on Stakeholder Engagement

August 25, 2014

from Leadership Magazine – Association of California School Administrators CFJ Student leader Tony Bui, and the Student Voice Campaign are featured in this piece on Stakeholder Engagement in LCFF. Read the full piece here (p. 16-17)

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Champions of Our Own Education

August 7, 2014

“We students are doing our part to be champions of our own education, will you take a stand and be a champion of education with us?” – Chris, Student Voice Campaign Leader On July 10th, Chris and over 200 students, parents, and allies stormed the California State Capitol to send this message. Students Can’t Wait.…

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The Students United Will Never Be Defeated!

August 7, 2014

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…

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Statewide Leadership Retreat 2014!

August 7, 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…

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Do California Students Deserve a Voice In Their Education?

August 7, 2014

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…

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Students Speak Out

August 7, 2014

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…

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CFJ Youth Leaders Demand More Accountability in California’s New Funding Formula

August 7, 2014

On January 16th, 2014 over 300 administrators, parents, and students attended the State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento to weigh in on the emergency regulations proposed for the Local Control Funding Formula – a new way of funding schools intended to provide more support to students with the most needs. CFJ staff and youth…

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