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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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Youthwire: What our Schools Need – A Student’s Eye View

August 7, 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

August 7, 2014

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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Implement Funding Formula That Helps Me Become Successful

August 7, 2014

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…

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Welcome!

August 7, 2014

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…

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Champions of Our Own Education

July 18, 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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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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