Wednesday, July 15, 2009

PAPEL Summer School in Full Swing

People's Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation (PAPEL) was created by human and education rights activists, teachers and parents to educate children abandoned by LAUSD, the City of Los Angeles, the State of California and the US government, resulting from the cuts to education. To accomplish this, PAPEL created a summer school program for all LAUSD students and parents wanting to learn something new, as well as for educators to teach anything they've always wanted to teach without any academic, cultural, artistic or social censorship.

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Here's the full photo set

It's never too late to stop by to visit, volunteer, or donate! Vista Hermosa Natural Park is at 100 N Toluca St, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Where LAUSD let our communities and children down by cutting all summer programs, PAPEL stepped up and created an entire curriculum. Yolie Flores Aguilar may say she's "all about the kids," but PAPEL is actually doing something for the very kids whose programs she cut!

I haven't seen any of the self appointed saviors of education like Steve Barr, Marco Petruzzi, Ben Austin, Yolie Flores Aguilar, or Monica Garcia volunteering to help these kids in our communities so far. Looks like their "Putting kids first is the new name of the game" is merely lip service! Just so you all know, there's no such thing as a paid activist!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Robert, et al, for your support. By my calculations, we are prepared to teach close to 1,500 students. We have the teacher power, the location. We only need the students. Despite the fact that many want something in return, like credit, we haven't given up on them. It would seem that our first lesson to our kids is that getting an education for education's sake should be the most important reason for receiving instruction in the first place, especially by committed teachers giving up so much hoping to save at least 1 mind. We are ready! Let's roll!