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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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