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How the teacher's strike is playing out at the school with the most homeless students in the district 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Telfair Elementary School Principal Jose Razo returned to his roots Tuesday, filling in as a pre-K teacher while the L.A. Unified strike continued.

His text for the day: “How I Became a Pirate.”

But first he asked his students whether anyone knew what a pirate does.

“A pirate lives on the ocean...

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Striking Los Angeles’ teachers take aim at charter schools 16.1.2019 Raw Story

 The growing number of charter schools in the Los Angeles County school system – and the school board’s support for them – is one of the most contentious issues in this week’s teachers’ strike in America’s second-largest school system. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) President Alex Ca...

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‘Class sizes should be reduced’: Los Angeles parents support striking teachers despite chaos at home 16.1.2019 Raw Story

Elizabeth Rietz says it hasn’t been easy taking care of her daughter at home during the first two days of a strike by Los Angeles teachers, while she and her husband try to start their own clothing line. But she believes it’s the right thing to do. Like many parents Rietz, whose daughter is a 4th gr...

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Amid LAUSD teachers’ strike, L.A. County supervisors vow more funding for schools 16.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles County supervisors inserted themselves into the LAUSD teachers’ strike on Tuesday, voting on a vague, nonbinding plan to provide $10 million for healthcare at schools and to create programs for the thousands of students who are missing class during the impasse.

The Board of Supervisors,...

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3 reasons to pay attention to the LA teacher strike 15.1.2019 Raw Story

The first mass teacher labor action of 2019 is unfolding in California as the United Teachers Los Angeles walked out for the first time in 30 years. This strike, which began on Jan. 14, isn’t just important to people in Los Angeles. Here are three reasons the nation should pay attention. 1. The Los ...

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The Sports Report: Is Anthony Davis going to be a Laker or not? 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Howdy everyone, and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Los Angeles Times daily sports newsletter. My name is Houston Mitchell and I’m your host for the festivities.

Let’s get to it.

Anthony Davis, future Laker?

While the current Lakers are waiting for their current superstar to return from injury,...

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Ending L.A.'s teacher strike would be easier if Sacramento bothered to get out of its seat 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Monday unfolded as exactly the sort of day that we’d hoped wouldn’t happen. Frustrated teachers picketed Los Angeles Unified schools in the cold rain. Students who didn’t stay home were walking the line in sympathy, or, if they showed up for classes, were corralled in auditoriums and gyms, often...

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Teachers' strike prompts City Section schools to shut down athletic programs 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With a full slate of afternoon and evening games on the schedule, Monday should have been busy for Mark Drucker.

The Taft High athletic director should have been arranging buses for his girls’ basketball and water polo teams, checking on his soccer field in the rain and making sure the gym stayed...

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Striking L.A. teachers are part of a national movement. But California is different 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday, they followed a wave of strikes and demonstrations by teachers around the country.

In some ways, the L.A. strike is similar to those earlier actions. But there are also some big differences, as The Times reported earlier this month. The strike...

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Will students who stay home during LAUSD strike be penalized? Your questions answered 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles teachers have gone on strike for the first time in 30 years to demand smaller class sizes, more support staff at schools and better pay. Do you have questions? Submit them here and we’ll answer them below.

How many people are affected? Nearly half a million students and their families...
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LA Teachers Demand Moratorium on Charters as Strike Begins 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
Teachers are also demanding fully funded schools, smaller class sizes and additional support staff.

The post LA Teachers Demand Moratorium on Charters as Strike Begins appeared first on Truthout.

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L.A. teachers’ strike: It’s not too late to avert disaster 12.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Memo to L.A. Unified, the teacher’s union and all concerned:

Can a strike, which could begin Monday, be averted?

Absolutely, and about half a million families in greater Los Angeles would be grateful.

But the adults still have some homework to complete.

I know and respect lots of L.A. Unified teachers,...

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Birmingham pulls out 57-55 victory over ECR on basket at the buzzer 12.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Budget Deficit On Pace To Exceed $1 Trillion For Current Fiscal Year 12.1.2019 Outside the Beltway
Two years of Republican control of the Legislative and Executive Branches has put us back on a path toward $1 trillion budget deficits.
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L.A. Unified teachers went on strike in 1970 and 1989. The gains sometimes didn't last 11.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the strike fever built, Los Angeles teachers assembled at Hamilton High School and solemnly placed a casket into a hearse.

The funeral cortege then headed to LAX with a message for Sacramento: Public education is dead.

That was a prelude to the last strike by L.A. teachers, nearly 30 years ago....

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Teachers in Los Angeles Are About to Go on Strike. It Could Get Messy. 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday, 30,000 teachers across 900 public schools are planning to go on strike in Los Angeles following a monthslong standoff over large class sizes and inadequate support and pay for teachers, counselors, and librarians. Contract negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the city’s teachers union have stalled. Teachers have called for higher pay and […]
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What's driving these LAUSD teachers to strike 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In Los Angeles schools, when there are no nurses, teachers help kids with broken bones and fevers. Psychologists talk children down from hurting themselves or others. Many students arrive at school knowing little English. Interventionists step in and give them an extra hand.

All are members of...

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Leaders of L.A. school district and teachers union head to church as scheduled strike approaches 7.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Leaders of the Los Angeles school district and its teachers union both went to church this weekend, but their sermons and audiences had little in common as a Thursday strike date approaches.

Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, gave a pep talk to his members Saturday at...

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Coaches and athletes will be among those most affected by an LAUSD teacher strike 6.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With four future major-league draft choices on his roster and his team the clear favorite to win the City Section championship, Bob Lofrano had every incentive not to go on strike 30 years ago when he was the baseball coach at Chatsworth High. Parents thought his loyalty should rest with his players...

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The nation's wave of teacher strikes may hit L.A. this week. But here's how ours is different 6.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Nearly a year ago, teachers in West Virginia walked out, sparking a wave of protests in other states. Now it’s Los Angeles’ turn.

Barring a last-minute settlement, teachers are poised to strike Thursday. A lot is at stake for educators, their union and the nation’s second-largest school system.

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