There were huge changes in the last year for the second largest school district in the country. A look back at some of the major events…
As the LAUSD strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire the Superintendent.
Teachers are professionals that are trained to handle the many needs of their students. What about the people taking over during the strike?
In Superintendent Austin Beutner’s Los Angeles Unified, it’s as if the 2018 elections never happened, or that Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education had never turned a glaring klieg light on the avarice of “school choice” Democrats under Obama who suddenly found themselves aligned with voucher-loving, charter school-pushing megadonors to the […]
“[If there is a strike] these students’ health and safety would be in jeopardy.They could get hurt, hurt themselves, or hurt others.” – Exhibit A in LAUSD Court Filing With their teachers set to walk out of their classrooms, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) needs bodies. In order to get the upper hand […]
If current and past members of the LAUSD School Board have called for lower class sizes, why are they battling their union on the issue?
With District leaders openly hostile towards the needs of students in special education classes, can the union extract essential changes?
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 […]
The Friday before the strike was anticipated to possibly start here in Chicago. I asked my students the simple question at the end of a quiz, “Should your teachers go on strike?” Here is a sampling of their responses. This was a free write so I just typed what they had written. “I Support my […]