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Press Release: High School Students Across CA Talk School Closures, Impact And Needs In The Wake Of The Coronavirus

By Saa'un Bell | March 19, 2020

Young people are inheriting a California that is one of the wealthiest states in the United States but only for those who can afford it. Despite our state’s vast material wealth, Coronavirus has illuminated how easily overwhelmed and under-resourced our city and county infrastructures are in a time where crises are becoming commonplace. More importantly it has highlighted how essential public institutions like schools are, and the alarming need to invest in our local community and school infrastructures to provide the most basic of needs to our families and young people across the state.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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