Antonucci: Ballot initiative to gut Proposition 13 postponed until 2020
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. It is an important election year in California, with fiercely contested races for governor, U.S. senator, and state superintendent of public instruction. But one major campaign battle will not make it to the November ballot — and mixed signals from the California Teachers Association could be a...
By Mike Antonucci | May 2, 2018
Commentary: The LA teachers union has been trying to organize our charter school for 3 years. It’s enough. We’re not interested.
We, two public school teachers in Los Angeles, made a choice to teach at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, the largest public charter network in Los Angeles. It was a deliberate decision rooted in our desire to make a life-changing difference in children’s lives, particularly children from traditionally disadvantaged communities. For both of us, this is...
By Daisy Jauregui and Cynthia Hacha | April 30, 2018
Las Vegas teachers overwhelmingly vote against high dues, ditching their state union and National Education Association
Las Vegas teachers, fed up with how their dues are being spent, voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to cut all ties with their state and national parent unions. The vote by the members of the Clark County Education Association, which represents almost 20,000 teachers in the Las Vegas area, is a significant loss to the National...
By Mike Antonucci | April 25, 2018
Antonucci: Will the California Teachers Association endorse Feinstein over former employee De León?
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. The California Teachers Association is in a unique position this election year. Two men who were once on CTA’s payroll are running for the two highest elected offices in the state — governor and U.S. Senator. It is very possible the union will recommend both of their...
By Mike Antonucci | April 24, 2018
Ryan J. Smith: How can California be a beacon on a hill if it’s leaving its students at the base of the mountain?
‘Tis the season when we read posts and watch online videos of the young men and women who received their college acceptances. While we celebrate these milestones, the number of students of color and low-income students who are admitted to and complete college are still too few. In California, according to the California Competes, only...
By Ryan J. Smith | April 23, 2018
Antonucci: California Federation of Teachers wants changes in the pension system
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. The California Federation of Teachers held its convention in Costa Mesa March 23-25. Delegates set the union’s agenda for the coming year in the form of 29 resolutions. These covered a wide array of issues from kindergarten class sizes to limiting the number of administrators in adult...
By Mike Antonucci | April 17, 2018