Contact: Heather Laverty
Vice President of Communications
THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LABOR ALLIANCE ENDORSES THE
“SAVE OUR SCHOOLS” MARCH AND RALLY
WASHINGTON, DC – APALA announced their endorsement of the “Save our Schools”(SOS) Movement Saturday, July 30th. APALA stands in solidarity with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Education Association (NEA), and Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU ) along with numerous other labor allies and educational stakeholders to show policymakers have gone awry in their remedies for improving American schools.
At noon on the White House Ellipse APALA DC members, including local teachers of WTU, will join forces with a diverse group of celebrities, unions, allies and labor leaders, including Diane Ravitch, Matt Damon and AFT President Randi Weingarten.
This grassroots movement is dedicated to putting public school stakeholders back at the center of all education policy conversations and to refocus national, state, and local efforts on providing the resources and support schools need in order to provide a high-quality education for each and every student.
“The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance stands with our public school teachers as they fight to reclaim their voice in the education reform debate,” said Katrina Dizon, APALA DC President. “With a growing number of APA immigrants joining the ranks of our nation’s educators, we want to stand in solidarity with them and all teachers around the country as they work to achieve dignity on the job, fair funding for all schools, and safe learning environments conducive to quality education for future generations.”