Garfield High School Parents Oppose School Grab by Private Charters: Press Conference
August 21, 2009, 3:15pm
What: Press Conference: Parents of GHS Oppose School Grab by Private Charters
When: Friday, August 21, 2009, 3:15 PM
Where: Garfield High School 5101 E. Sixth St. LA 90022 In front of main building.
Mothers and students from Garfield HS, in ELA will hold a press conference and protest to show their opposition to the LAUSD move to bid out, over 50 new schools. The angry GHS Mothers and students oppose the move to privatize their school and the newly built schools. GHS community will present their plans to mobilize and oppose the resolution of LAUSD Board member, Yolie Flores, that calls for outsourcing 50 schools. A vote on this is set for the Tuesday, Augusts 25, at LAUSD Board meeting.
Speakers and interviews with parent leaders Eduwiges Chavez, GHS parent volunteer, Celina Martinez, GHS President Title I Committee, Teresa Robles, GHS Parent Representative District 5, Veronica Ramirez, GHS Parliamentarian Title I Committee, and student leader Mary Lopez, will speak on their opposition to what they see as a move to privatize public schools.
GHS parents demand public education, more and better parent participation in local school decisions, and governance, especially immigrant families, and changes to improve education and school conditions.
The event is endorsed by Mothers of Garfield HS, GHS Varsity Football Team, GHS Basketball Team, GHS Title I Committee, Community Service Organization and supported by hundreds of parents, students, teachers, and community members.
Contact: Carlos Montes (213) 712-0370 or Eduwiges Chavez 323-895-0532