UTLA Lampoons Deasy in Promoting Salary Rally
UTLA is planning a rally outside LA Unified headquarters at 4 p.m. tomorrow to demand pay raises. The protest comes on the one-year anniversary of Prop 30, a measure that raised state taxes to avert nearly $6 billion in cuts to public education. “We cannot allow the Superintendent to squander Prop 30 funds on pet...
By Chase Niesner | November 12, 2013
LA Teachers, Students Protest Reliance and Spending on iPads
As daylight faded and red brake lights of rush hour cast their eerie glow, a group of LA Unified teachers and students marched through downtown streets yesterday, demanding a reversal of district policies that value testing over “authentic” learning. Drivers honked and pumped their fists in solidarity as students waived their banners: “Technology for Teaching,...
By Vanessa Romo | November 8, 2013
Is the Tide Turning? Scorecard Favors Deasy
As supporters gathered at a rally outside of LA Unified headquarters in advance of today’s school board meeting, the scorecard of those who have come out in support of Superintendent John Deasy versus those who have voiced opposition is increasingly lop-sided. In the “Deasy should go” column is one of the most powerful unions in the...
By Leigh Anne Abiouness | October 29, 2013
Civic Groups Rallying Support to Keep Deasy at LA Unified*
Whatever happens inside an LA Unified board room tomorrow, support for Superintendent John Deasy is building outside of it. Education advocacy groups unified as Communities for Los Angeles Student Success today announced they are holding a rally tomorrow morning at district headquarters to encourage Deasy not to resign and to call for an end to...
By Chase Niesner | October 28, 2013