Why We Need SFER Action Network in LA
We're a group of local college student activists committed to K-12 quality education. We believe that all kids deserve a great education, and all families deserve great school choices. We need school board members who understand our communities, will address our students’ needs, and will fight for an equitable education for all kids in Los Angeles.
Sadly, not all students in Los Angeles Unified School District are prepared for success in college and life beyond. Only 52 percent of all high school students in LAUSD graduated meeting University of California/California State University admissions requirements in 2014-15. (California Department of Education)
While the district has made incremental gains in achievement over the last few years, there is more work to be done. In 2015-16, only 39% of LAUSD students met English standards and 29% met math standards on the Smarter Balanced Assessments.
We continue to fail our city's most disadvantaged children, and the achievement gap persists. African American and Latino students, English language learners, and economically disadvantaged students all performed worse than average on the assessments. Join us as we organize to fight for quality education for all students!