Students Matter / Voices Of Vergara / by clint hanaway

“We owe it to the six million students in California’s public education system to be thoughtful and deliberate, and to put their needs first as we move forward.”
— Congressman George Miller

 

Shooting these videos for Students Matter across the state of California with the wonderful Samara Rosenbaum was one of the more touching experiences I've had in recent filmmaking. The people fighting for California student's constitutional right to educational equality moved me. Please explore how Vergara v. California is effecting children and teachers across the state.

Click Here for an interactive experience of the following videos.

Community organizer Shirley Ford of Los Angeles supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit Vergara v. California.
Bishop Dr. Robert T. Douglas of Jacob's Ladder Community Fellowship Church in Inglewood supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.
Elementary school principal Leo Fuchs of Oakland supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.
“Vergara vs. California is built on the simple and undeniable premise that every child — regardless of background — deserves a quality education.”
— Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles parent Omar Cavillo supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit Vergara v. California.
Former teacher and principal Darryl Walker of Sacramento supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.
Los Angeles teacher Grace Young supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit Vergara v. California.
“Californians have been generous in supporting our schools and they have been patient about their expectations. But Vergara has made it clear that their patience is at an end and they are waiting for us to act.”
— Asm. Shirley Weber
Carmichael parent Damaris Canton supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.
Parent, school administrator and former teacher Shelli Kurth of San Diego supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.
2015 Sacramento County Teacher of the Year Jennifer Walker supports the student plaintiffs in the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.
Source: http://studentsmatter.org/case/vergara/voi...