How Ratliff Won (tags)
clips from a blog post about an underfunded teacher beat out a well funded up-and-coming politician
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
South Central Activist Runs for City Council; Tells Radical Life Story (tags)
Ron Gochez: Life Story of a City Council Candidate from South Central, High School Teacher, and Community Organizer born to an undocumented mother who fled civil war in El Salvador. 33 Minutes Audio/Photography
Defend Santee High School Teacher Ron Gochez! (tags)
Ron Gochez is being targeted for termination due most likely to his political activity.
Responding to questions of teacher evaluation and performance (tags)
Addressing some of the false arguments by the corporate school privatization junta in regards to teacher evaluations and teacher performance.
ERRATA Summary of Value-Added Forum at 89.3 KPCC (tags)
I made one factual error about the Times database, which does not change the injustice of how they treated Rigo.
Summary of KPCC Forum on "Value-Added" Evaluation of Teachers (tags)
This summary of a Public Radio forum takes on special relevance because of the recent tragic death of Rigoberto Ruelas, an excellent teacher who was rated "less effective" by the Los Angeles Times
Vigil for Mr. Ruelas, a great teacher, on Monday November 8 (tags)
A vigil for a great teacher whose memory is even now being smeared by the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Teacher Phyliss Williams Testimonial (tags)
Teacher Phyliss Wiliams speaks to the pending charter school takeovers of public schools In Los Angeles.
Christopher Columbus Protest in Santa Barbara (tags)
Various Demonstrations were held in Southern California to protest Columbus Day, including one in San Juan Capistrano and another in Santa Barbara. The latter was organized by the Santa Barbara chapter of American Indian Movement and took place at the foot of Stern's Wharf. The turnout appeared to get as high as 35 (one person counted as many as 70), and there was a fair amount of positive reaction.
Los Angeles Teacher Marco Flores Outlines Hungry For Educations Continuing Campaign (tags)
Teacher Activist Outlines Possible Strategies in wake of hunger strike.
Los Angeles Teacher Hunger Strike Carries On. Days 14,16 and 17 Photos (tags)
LAUSD Rescinds 505 Cuts But 2500 Jobs Still Headed For Termination Next Week. Overcrowding Chaos Looms Large on the 2010 - 2011 Horizon
Los Angeles Teachers Stage Civil Disobedience at Downtown Headquarters (tags)
Educators Suffer Arrest and Possible Censure in Civil Disobedience
Lies, Statistics and the Los Angeles Times: "Firing Teachers" (tags)
The LA Times makes it appear as if non-qualified teachers are gaming the system in great numbers, but a careful reading of the article shows that may not be the case.
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
A Chorus Line Returns To Hollywood High (tags)
The "Line" returns to Hollywood, CA at the World Famous Hollywood High Auditorium located at 1521 Highland Avenue at Selma. On June 8, 15, 16, 2007 at 8 PM and June 17, 2007 at 2 PM, A Chorus Line will hit the stage with stellar performances by the students from the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center, Tickets on sale now at www.hollywoodhightickets.com. Need more info? Contact 323-461-7139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles; Killed During a Rescue in Iraq
Teacher/ Activist Cesar Cruz Fired For Placing Students and Parents Above Profit (tags)
International Activist, Poet, and Elementary Teacher Cesar Cruz was fired Monday at Downer Elementary School. The firing occured after an article was published that documented Cesar's organizing of a 70 mile march on Sacramento by students and parents to protest budget cuts at their 99% people of color school, as well as the presence of the nearby prison and oil refinery. (Un) Coincidentally, Cesar had also recently aided the community in their demands for a new school and site-based management. A call for action is occurring.
Part 1 - JROTC - GATEWAY TO MILITARISM (tags)
February 7th 2004 Manual Arts High Los Angeles Groups like United Teacher Los Angeles Human Rights Committee strive to provide alternative life choices beyond military enlistment.
Part 2 - JROTC - GATEWAY TO MILITARISM (tags)
Manual Arts High February 7th 2004 United Teacher Los Angeles Human Rights Committee presented its inaugural forum on militarism in our schools. Student organizers, activists and long time counter militarism groups took part in a panel discussion and workshops.