This is a video of my brief remarks at the UTLA rally at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on January 16. Hundreds of teachers, parents, students, and supporters picketed that morning in support of UTLA’s just demands for smaller classes and additional resources for nurses, counselors and other staff. The rally also spoke out against the proliferation of charter schools andprivatization. Teachers and students alike tied the diminishing resources in public schools to the expansion of charters and thepoerful, billionaire-funded California Charter School Association. The day before, on January 15, 50,000 people rallied against charters in front of the CCSA headquarters.

This is my summary of yesterday’s stirring rally. The spirit of the Resistance is strong!

UTLA is making history!

The fight goes on.

The whole world is watching.