In the April-May 2014 Issue:


A Tale of Two Schools

By Sandra Hamada

A new state law called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) — which gives more money to school districts with low-income students like Diego, as well as English-language learners and foster children — will bring billions of dollars to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Read more Leer en español

Marqueece Harris-Dawson

LCFF: A New Chapter in the Fight for Racial Justice

Marqueece Harris-DawsonBy

In the long arc towards racial justice in California, a quality public education for children of all races, has been a central, but difficult goal to reach.  Read more 



The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A David vs. Goliath Saga 

By Fermin Vasquez

Under “zero-tolerance” school discipline policies, Walker’s behavior is labeled “willful defiance”— a catch-all cause for suspending students, sometimes applied to children as young as six years old.In the last two decades, student suspensions have reached crisis levels. UCLA’s Civil Rights Project concluded that California public schools suspend more students every year than they graduate. Read more / Leer en español

Schools We Deserve 

By Alberto Retana

One hundred fifty Community Coalition leaders rallied to demand their fair share of over $1 billion in new funding for high-needs students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Students, parents and community members chanted, picketed and spoke about the importance of investing in South L.A. schools. Read more 

Claiming the Victory of Obamacare in South LA

By Saul Sarabia

Over seven million people across the U.S. have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Community Coalition has contributed to this milestone, the biggest expansion of health care in the United States in fifty years, through the “Let’s Get Healthy South L.A.” campaign. Read more