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Los Angeles: Battle to stop privatization of public schools

By Carlos Montes

Students and parents holding signs to protest the privitization of public school

Los Angeles, CA – Garfield High School parents, students, teachers and community groups led a protest here, in predominately Chicano East Los Angeles, Aug. 21 to show their opposition to the LA Unified School District’s move to bid out over 50 new and existing schools. The angry Garfield High School parents and students oppose the plan to privatize their school and other schools.

The community is mobilizing to oppose the resolution brought forth by board member Yolie Flores that calls for outsourcing the 50 schools. A vote is set for Aug. 25 at LA Unified School District’s Board meeting at 1:00 p.m..

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