For much of 2019, the conversation around public education in Los Angeles has been divisive. In a post-strike world, many L.A. parents are ready for unity and solutions. Last weekend, they had a chance to pursue both during the One City, All Kids summit put on by Great Public Schools Now, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of quality public schools in high need neighborhoods.
The city-wide collaboration on February 9 attracted over 1,000 parents, including many first-time advocates who were eager to share their experiences in education and learn about topics where they can find common ground. The primary goal of the summit was to create a more powerful network of advocates and parents working together to build a stronger public schools system.
The summit also served as a candidate forum for the 10 remaining individuals competing in the L.A. Unified Board District 5 race.
Parents in attendance that we spoke with loved having the opportunity to network with other families who share their desire for all kids, from all backgrounds, to have a great public education.
Interested in attending future events like the One City, All Kids summit? Get in touch with one of our regional organizers, here.