LA Students 4 Change (LASC) is a newly-founded student-run organization designed to reform the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education, so that it more accurately represents and addresses the needs of those directly affected by the decisions of its members — the students. LASC stresses the importance of people-powered change at the local level by finally giving students a voice in local politics.
As it stands, some School Board members seem more concerned about advancing their own interests than addressing the needs of students. LASC wants to change the status quo and ensure that local leaders are prioritizing students – not politics. In the Spring of 2017, several Los Angeles Unified School District Board Members will be up for reelection. This election will give students the opportunity to voice their concerns with the education system, and elect new leaders who will address the current problems plaguing LAUSD schools.