With District leaders openly hostile towards the needs of students in special education classes, can the union extract essential changes?
Archives for 2018
Austin Beutner you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side. LAUSD Parents and Students As if the responsibility for educating 694,096 students was not enough, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) also owns and operates a television station. KLCS is part of the Public Broadcasting System and one of the Los Angeles homes […]
The tragic circumstances at the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting demonstrate the fatal flaw in the NRA’s alternative to passing gun control.
The District representatives were not helpful in suggesting remedies” – Cheryl Ortega Under what circumstances should the police be called on a five-year-old child? According to parents at Mayberry Elementary School in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area of Los Angeles, the principal has called the Los Angeles Police Department about students under her charge on […]
By Cheryl Ortega On Friday, Nov 29 at 6:00 PM about 200 parents and neighborhood council members attended a meeting at Mayberry Elementary School in Silver Lake/Echo Park that had been requested by petition to Roberto Martinez, LAUSD Local Superintendent, through 40 school parents called Mayberry Amigos. The parents asserted that over some months there […]
All in all, you’re just another brick in the wall” – Roger Waters The Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) School Experience Survey is an opportunity for parents and guardians to grade the District’s performance. Included in this questionnaire are important statements such as “Reports of bullying are taken seriously at this school” and “This […]
We are living at a time in our nation when democracy and true representative government is being attacked and eroded at every level of leadership” – LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson It has been almost three months since the LAUSD School Board rejected Board Member Scott Schmerelson’s “Providing a Voice and a Vote for the […]
Salary: 6% on-schedule raise, including 3% retroactive for 2017-18, plus 3% raise for 2018-19” – LAUSD The LAUSD has already signed contracts with their other major unions that “included raises totaling about 6%.” It was, therefore, unclear why the District’s initial offer to the teachers was to only raise their salaries by 2%. This seemed […]
“We stand with our teachers’ union, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), in calling for a real investment in our neighborhood public schools, so that all students have an equal opportunity.” – Northridge East Neighborhood Council The Northridge East Neighborhood Council (NENC) is one of 99 Neighborhood Councils in the City of Los Angeles. These Councils […]
I believe that it’s time to make our public education system in California among the greatest in the nation, and I have a plan to take us there.” – Tony Thurmond Like a lot of other politicians who have been labeled “anti-charter school,” Tony Thurmond has not called for the end of these publicly funded […]