Board member’s perspective: Tanya Ortiz Franklin on her new proposal for LA schools to accelerate achievement through ‘equity in action’
After seven months serving as the newest member of the LA Unified Board of Education, I see an incredibly simple but difficult opportunity before the second-largest school district in the country: defining one word — “equity.” It’s a word we see everywhere in education these days — in news articles discussing the academic and social-emotional...
By Tanya Ortiz Franklin | August 20, 2021
Board candidate Tanya Ortiz Franklin: With less than a month to go before school reopens for remote-only learning, LA Unified needs to act now to prioritize students’ needs
While we are all wading through the uncharted waters of a global pandemic interlaced with a racial justice uprising, one thing is clear — the clock is ticking towards back to school. Last week, Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, announced what many had predicted: that because of the surge in coronavirus...
By Tanya Ortiz Franklin | July 27, 2020
LA Unified candidate says voters should apply restorative justice practices — how to make things right for all students — to the upcoming election
“What do we need to do to make things as right as possible?” That’s the pivotal question we ask our students when practicing restorative justice in school, and I think it’s one we should be asking in the current Los Angeles Unified School Board elections. In schools, restorative justice is an alternative to exclusionary discipline...
By Tanya Ortiz Franklin | February 26, 2020