Broad’s support of Clinton raising concerns within teacher unions
With his massive plan to enroll half of all LA Unified’s students into charter schools, billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad is threatening major disruptions at LA Unified, cementing his role as Public Enemy No. 1 to many district and local union leaders. But Broad’s enduring support for public charter schools now appears to be contributing to...
By Craig Clough | October 1, 2015
NEA names UTLA’s Jose Lara Social Justice Activist of the Year
Jose Lara, a prominent leader of the LA teachers union, UTLA, was recently named the 2015 Social Justice Activist of the Year by the National Education Association (NEA). Lara helped lead a successful grassroots effort to get the LA Unified school board to adopt ethnic studies as a graduation requirement. He is vice president of the El...
By Craig Clough | July 7, 2015
Arne Duncan launches plan to address inequities in education
Stating that “teachers and principals are not the problem,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took to the podium at the White House today to unveil a national initiative aimed at addressing “systematic inequities” that shortchange some schools and disproportionately affect students in high-poverty, high-minority areas. While Duncan called teachers and principals “absolutely essential elements of...
By LA School Report | July 7, 2014
10 Reasons the Largest Teachers Union Likes Common Core
The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, representing more than three million teachers nationwide, came out this week embracing the Common Core, highlighting how the new standards can be the “game-changer students need.” Through its news branch, NEA Today, the organization published “10 Things You Should Know About the Common Core.” Number One...
By Chase Niesner | October 17, 2013
Morning Read: Mayoral Front-Runners Duck “Trigger” Question
Los Angeles Unified School District Approves Historic Parent Trigger, L.A. Mayoral Candidates Weigh in or Stay Mum Garcetti and Greuel have been hesitant to say exactly where they stand on the Parent Trigger issue, even though it has been supported by such Democratic political stars as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Newark Mayor Corey Booker....
By Samantha Oltman | February 13, 2013