This project explored the engagement between Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board and its stakeholders before, during and after the Los Angeles Teacher Strike in January 2019. The lack of communication, transparency and engagement between LAUSD School Board and stakeholders resulted in city wide activism in the form of the United Teachers of Los Angeles Teacher Strike and push for fully funded schools, higher teacher pay, and a temporary charter school cap. As a current LAUSD educator, mother and former candidate for LAUSD School Board District 5, I explored the lack of communication and engagement between parents, teachers and the Board by being an active observant participant as an LAUSD community activist and educator. This project’s purpose is to realistically support and organize community members of Los Angeles to take actions that demand accountability and culturally sustaining practices of the governing bodies that formulate policy in Los Angeles Unified School District. I created an app called ¡Huelga! LA Activist to engage community members in activism and organization which then can guide future research and policy in shaping the governing bodies and policies of LAUSD schools and education. The app serves the LAUSD community and includes them in the democratic process of decolonizing our schools and their governance through activism. The app is available on the App Store and the Google Play Store by following this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huelga-la-activist/id1462228037?mt=8.
|Advisor:||Mattheis, Allison, Tejeda, Carlos|
|Commitee:||Bernal, Dolores Delgado|
|School:||California State University, Los Angeles|
|Department:||Applied and Advanced Studies in Education|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Pedagogy, Educational administration|
|Keywords:||App, Culturally relevant pedagogy, Culturally sustaining pedagogy, ¡Huelga! LA activist, LAUSD school board, Parent activism|
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