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LA Teachers Make Good Their Promise To Support Community Schools

Jeff Bryant Independent Media Institute
“We knew the community schools idea would better address what our students need.” Even though implementations are still in their early phases, the schools and the families who attend them are already seeing tangible benefits.


L.A. Teachers Prepare to Strike

Nelson Lichtenstein Dissent Magazine
Thirty-five thousand Los Angeles teachers may possibly strike. Their demands include a 6.5 percent pay increase, smaller class sizes, more funding for school counselors, nurses, and librarians, and a cap on the proliferation of charter schools.

An iPad on Every Desk, A Trojan Horse, Teachers Say

Samantha Winslow Labor Notes
Teachers in Progressive Educators for Action (PEAC), a caucus within the teachers union, questioned the iPads as one of many quick fixes pushed onto students and teachers by advocates of one-size-fits-all approaches to learning.“This is not technology that helps my classroom,” said high school social studies teacher Rebecca Solomon.
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