Organizing for School Funding
$20,000 per pupil funding by 2020Working with parents and community partners, UTLA members are using the power of collective bargaining and the negotiations for a new union contract with LAUSD this year to advocate for increased funding for public education.
UTLA members are leading the campaign for 20 by 20 – Increasing per pupil funding in all publicly funded schools to $20,000/year by 2020. Current per pupil funding is about $11,000.
UTLA members are:
· Working with community partners and parents to advocate for increased funds and policies that create long-term, sustainable revenue sources for public education.
· Advocating for education leaders to stand with teachers and counselors and endorse policy and revenue improvements to increase funding.
· Campaigning for revenue generating policy changes like the Make it Fair campaign to increase property taxes on commercial property.