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If You're Voting, You're All Alone

David Lyell | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
David Lyell

Something is seriously wrong when cursing is met with harsh fines, yet saying you're a news program when you primarily cover car chases is perfectly acceptable.

The Recent Supreme Court Decision Gives Even More Power to the Wealthy

David Lyell | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
David Lyell

Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.

Bill Gates: Another Company With Connections Makes Millions While Schools Go Without

David Lyell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
David Lyell

What our schools don't need is more bureaucracy from outside interests. The children of millionaires and billionaires attend private schools with small class sizes and fully staffed campuses. Why is it that what's good enough for the children of millionaires and billionaires isn't good enough for all students?

Would You Like Fries With Your iPad?

David Lyell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
David Lyell

I know board members care deeply about public education. But as recently deceased board member Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte said about students, and I think you could apply this to the board's relationship with the public: "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

LA Teachers Protest Against 'Teacher Jails'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 02.09.2014 | Los Angeles

Calling for an end to what they say is harassment, hundreds of United Teachers Los Angeles members rallied at district offices across the city late Mo...

A More Confident System

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

LAUSD leadership needs to hear candid and constructive feedback from the community. Then, and only then, will we foster the level of trust and collaboration required to truly lift morale and performance in our public schools.

In Los Angeles, An Expensive School-Reform Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Joy Resmovits

The nation's second-largest school district is at the center of a broader battle over the future over education reform. Since 2010, Superintendent John Deasy has run the district, implementing policies consistent with the national "education reform" movement, which pushes things such as test-based teacher evaluations and charter schools. But if the composition of the school board changes significantly, Deasy could be fired.

Why The Teacher's Union Is Spending $4 Million To Oust This Woman

| Posted 02.20.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Schools Report. By Hillel Aron East LA native Monica Garcia only planned on working for LA Unified for three wee...

Only ONE Local School District Applied For Federal School Grants

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Hurricane Sandy gave Southern California school districts a few extra days to send their applications to Washington D.C. for $400 million in Race to t...

Teachers Union Just Cost Us $40 Million

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.30.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unifed School District (LAUSD) has just lost out on $40 million of free federal money because the teachers union has declined to sign ...

The Clock Is Ticking On Controversial Teacher Evaluation Plans

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified has filed a declaration of impasse in its negotiations with UTLA over teacher evaluations, seeking mediation from the state Public...

Why I'm Not a Bad Money Manager

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

Our state is suffering, just like the country, in fact we are just a small part of the entire global economic downturn, but that downturn was caused by the few and mighty who control Wall Street.

WATCH: Teachers Speak Out Against Forced Transfer From Miramonte

Posted 05.04.2012 | Los Angeles

After three months of silence, the teachers who were transferred from Miramonte Elementary school in the wake of a sex abuse scandal are speaking out....

Would YOU Pay $300 To Save LA Schools?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.14.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a worst-case-scenario budget-balancing plan Tuesday that would close all adult schools and cut hundreds of...

Villaraigosa: Let's Make Firing Teachers Easier

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied Gov. Jerry Brown this week to make it easier for the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire teache...

No More 'Second Chances'?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Thousands of students and teachers at the nearly three dozen adult education and occupational centers in Los Angeles could be in for a very bitter Val...

New Vote Puts A Chill On The Charter Movement

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified teachers have approved a new labor agreement with the school district that will give teachers wide-ranging decision...

LAUSD vs. UTLA: District & Teachers Gearing Up For Contract Negotiation

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though contract negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) haven't eve...

My Challenge to Charters

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I challenge the charter school community to hold itself to a higher standard by taking on more high-needs students, shutting down its own struggling schools, and exporting the successes it has pioneered to school districts all across the state.

Is This the Teachers Unions Alamo or a Chance for Resurgence?

Robert Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

Whether it's under the guise of education reform or an opportunistic power grab, life as union members know it may be changing forever.

New Analysis Shows Serious Flaws in LA Times Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

Nearly half the rankings handed out to L.A. Unified teachers by the Los Angeles Times may be wrong, two researchers say.

Meet The 8 People Who Want To Replace The LA Teachers Union President

latimes.com | Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The eight candidates vying to be president of the powerful Los Angeles teachers union share a general belief that public education is endangered by ma...

Hail to the Incoming Superintendent

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Larry Strauss

The new super, John Deasy, calls himself a reformer, which these days means he wants to re-form student test scores into teacher evaluation scores.

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

Parents Revolt and Take Control of School

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

While the Compton Unified District scrambles to stop the parent's revolt, many of the parents who have been harassed by district employees are talking to the media.