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Empty Desks Dropped Outside LAUSD In Funding Silent Protest

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(FOX 11 / CNS) Parents, civil rights groups and education advocates who represent Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) are dropping 300 empty desks right in front of LAUSD on Beaudry Avenue, which will be closed for a silent protest to Demand Fair Funding for Disadvantaged Students.

As LAUSD prepares its next budget, CLASS is demanding that $1 billion in extra state funding over the next seven years goes to help the students it was meant to serve - low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

Governor Jerry Brown last year created the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which provides millions in extra funding to school districts like LAUSD with high concentrations of low-income students, English learners and foster youth. The new formula also gives the school districts flexibility on how to spend that money to help those students.

Rather than spend the money on special interests or pet projects, thousands of Angelenos are demanding that the school board direct this funding to the under-served students and communities that need it most.

 

(Source: Communities for Los Angeles School Success / United Way of Greater Los Angeles)

 

 

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