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It’s on us to ensure students feel safe, supported & capable of thriving

May 24, 2019

Where do you feel safe? Where do you feel seen as a person — someone worthy of investment and…

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La voz del estudiante importa, y el momento es ahora!

June 18, 2014

We are right in the middle of our 7-month campaign to ensure that students’ voices are heard, valued, and reflected in the district’s accountability and funding plans. CFJ and the Student Voice Coalition have asked the State Board of Education to define the student’s consultation by creating a formal process, giving the districts a menu…

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Student Voice Matters, and the Time is Now!

June 16, 2014

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…

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The Students United Will Never Be Defeated!

May 1, 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!

April 24, 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?

March 3, 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

January 30, 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

January 30, 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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Youthwire: What our Schools Need – A Student's Eye View

January 15, 2014

Read the full article here on Youthwire (a project of New America Media).

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Mercury News Editorial: Major changes needed in school funding formula

November 20, 2013

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,…

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