Statewide

CFJ Launches Racial Justice Education Platform

March 2, 2018

More than three quarters of the six million children and young people who make up California’s public school population are young people of color. This means the present and future success of California rely upon equitable and racially just education for all young people. Over the last decade, we have brilliantly and boldly been the…

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LCFF Community Engagement & School Climate Bill Introduced

March 2, 2018

LCFF Mend & Defend Coalition  In July 2017, 15 grassroots organizations representing over 40 districts across the state came came together to “defend and mend” the Local Control Funding Formula. We held an “LCFF is working” press conference centered on the powerful testimonies of students, parents and advocates on the importance of LCFF. Since the “LCFF…

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Californians for Justice Top 5 Highlights of 2017

January 9, 2018

2017 has been a meaningful year for Californians for Justice. In the wake of a federal government that endorses hate, racism, and growing inequality, it has reaffirmed our commitment and fired us up even more to organize, resist, and lead the way with progressive policy solutions and action to transform public education – for the…

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Press Release: Students and Parents Say School Climate is the Heart of Education

November 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (November 8, 2017) – Today, dozens of students, parents, grassroots organizations and education leaders from across the state join at the State Board of Education hearing one more time to make clear that school climate is the heart of education. The State Board of Education has yet to make school climate a top…

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The CA High School Exit Exam Is Kaput

October 17, 2017

The Exit Exam is officially kaput. Rightfully so. A test should not measure a student’s potential; especially when that test only furthered racial inequity for low-income students of color across California schools. When the exam launched in 2000 — low-income students of color rallied to Sacramento in waves. “First they test us, then they arrest…

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Students Lead The Way For Relationship Centered Schools

September 22, 2017

Every single student deserves to feel welcomed, cared for, and supported to succeed in school. Unfortunately, every single day a student of color will wake up, go to school, sit in class, walk the halls for an entire school year without being able to identify a single caring adult at school. Student leaders have set…

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An Attack on Undocumented Youth Is An Attack On Racial Justice | CFJ DACA Statement

September 12, 2017

To be American in this country is so much more than simply having been born within the imaginary lines called “our borders”. It is no surprise that Trump’s anti-immigrant and xenophobic administration announced the end of DACA today. Ending this program means that 800,000 people protected under DACA — 72% enrolled in higher education and 91%…

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Stand Up for Racial Justice – For Charlottesville

August 24, 2017

In the wake of Charlottesville, we are reminded that this latest episode of violence and racism is a part of a long history of racial injustice in America. To move forward, we must acknowledge what brought us to this very moment and the many events etched into the bloodstained fabric of America. We must acknowledge…

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Students and Parents Push Back: Local Control Funding Formula Is Working! Press Release

July 12, 2017

Students and Parents Push Back: Local Control Funding Formula Is Working! Attacks on LCFF move student and parent leaders to defend equitable funding in California On July 12th, 2017– A coalition of diverse, low-income, and immigrant students and parents from 17 organizations representing 30 cities from across California traveled to Sacramento and are joined by…

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