Students, Parents and Angelenos: Link arms and collectively speak out! We need to be heard as one, a united constituency focused on students’ educational needs in the classroom.

Our voices individually are adrift in a corporate sea of money.  While the drink is intended to influence our children’s education, rarely does it represent their best interests first.  Together we can float a message linked by authentic roots of common experience. Join your fellow stakeholders from throughout Los Angeles to advocate for Real Classroom Support here.

Who We Are:

We are many. We are parents from across all of Los Angeles Unified’s seven districts. We have children in LAUSD. We are children in LAUSD. We are concerned with and about children in LAUSD.

We are Students, Parents, Angelenos for Real Classroom Support: SPARCS

What We Stand For:

Strong, Truly Public Schools. In Los Angeles, we demand truly public schools accountable to the public, administered and run by individuals dedicated to educating every child.

Democracy Fortified Through Public Education. Every child in Los Angeles has a civil right to attend a good public school dedicated primarily to their education.

Dynamic, Responsive Public Education. Appropriate, effective evaluation of our public schools, with parents welcomed, respected and contributing to decisions regarding the school system at every level.

What We Stand Against:

Privatizing Public Schools. The educational system is a sacred public trust, part of the social contract. We have a moral responsibility to the social and educational welfare of all among us.

Mechanized Schooling. All learners are individuals; standardization of classes and tests eliminates the unique contribution of a professional teacher to education and learning.

Public School Control By Non-participants. Educators should drive educational public policy; family and society its social components. Political demagoguery has no place in our social contract to provide effective Public Schooling for all.

If you stand with us, amplify our voice by creating SPARCS; join here: