Commentary: How our LA charter high school is reimagining education for homeless and foster care youth
As graduation season comes to a close, school leaders across the country have the opportunity to reflect on the way our schools are helping students from all walks of life prepare for their future, including students who are homeless, living in foster care, or experiencing challenges that prevent them from thriving in traditional school settings....
By Erin Whalen | June 20, 2018
LA County Board of Education’s Alex M. Johnson: Answering the call for the greater good — a challenge to the Class of 2018
Graduation season has almost concluded, and students and teachers are anxiously readying to begin summer break. Undoubtedly, many of us have spent the past few weeks taking part in the pomp and circumstance and pageantry that accompany the milestone of matriculation in a student’s educational career. Whether it’s the culmination ceremony of a child going...
By Alex M. Johnson | June 18, 2018
Antonucci: Retiring California teachers will earn more than working teachers in 24 states
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. More than 900,000 current and former public school teachers are covered by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). The pension system has $210 billion in net assets. It will need all of it and more, since it holds only 63.7 percent of the funds necessary to...
By Mike Antonucci | June 12, 2018
Exclusive: California Teachers Association projects 23,000-member loss in wake of Supreme Court ruling and slashes its budget
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. The California Teachers Association has voted to slash its 2018-19 budget by more than $20 million because it expects to lose 23,000 members with an unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that challenges the right of government unions to charge non-members for...
By Mike Antonucci | June 5, 2018
Antonucci: Putting California school spending statistics in perspective
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. United Teachers Los Angeles held a large rally in Grand Park last week in support of the union’s demands for a new contract. UTLA is very eager to piggyback on the phenomenon of teacher walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona. California’s teachers have a much tougher...
By Mike Antonucci | May 29, 2018
Antonucci: California school unions are ramping up campaign spending
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. The end of the school year is near, but public school employee unions won’t be stopping for summer vacation. They are making final preparations for California’s June 5 primary and the November general election. School unions have already committed millions to various campaigns and committees. For the...
By Mike Antonucci | May 22, 2018