National Union Head at Woodland Hills

AFT President Randi Weingarten at Woodland Hills. Via AFT

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten (pictured) is visiting Woodland Hills Elementary School this morning, along with School Board member Steve Zimmer.

As we reported yesterday, Weingarten is in town to announce a $150,000 grant to United Teachers of Los Angeles for improved school improvement plans.

While UTLA and AFT are trying to prevent the need for any further parent trigger petitions in LAUSD, parent trigger legislation has just passed out of a key committee in the Georgia legislature.  Image via @AFTunion


  • Bruce Smith

    This is exactly the kind of response some of us were trying to provoke six years ago when we formed a movement to force LAUSD to respond to the terrible neglect we saw at Locke High School. To see national education leaders now devoting time to school improvement is most welcome. In particular we need to see and exchange plans that provide competitive alternatives to the traditional high school experience that is underwhelming both in wealthy neighbourhoods like Woodland Hills and in relatively impoverished communities like those of central Los Angeles. We should see plans that address the underperformance of boys and middle schools, as well as plans to ensure that college educations are affordable, worthwhile investments for society, instead of useless money cows for a bloated higher education establishment.