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Reparations, The Crown Act, & Youth Voice: A Summer in The Movement

September 11, 2019

This Summer our communities of youth activists, experts, and community leaders continued to build towards a more equitable and…

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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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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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