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  • Man Bites Union In Los Angeles

    12/14/2010 5:17:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 14, 2010 | Staff
    Education: L.A.'s mayor has blasted his old bosses for blocking reforms and protecting bad teachers. Could the unions' charmed political life finally be ending? We can only hope so. Antonio Villaraigosa was once an organizer for United Teachers of Los Angeles and a lobbyist for the California Teachers Association. Now mayor of Los Angeles, he has been a staunch liberal throughout his political career. So his speech last week at a Sacramento conference of the Public Policy Institute of California was bound to make news in a man-bites-dog way. Here's a sample of what he said about his old employer,...
  • Ex-LAPD insider: corrupt Democrats have deliberately turned LA schools into war zone

    11/19/2007 6:06:10 AM PST · by connell · 37 replies · 90+ views
    ...after 30 years of the institutionalized intellectual vandalism of our city’s most precious and needy children, when will we call it DELIBERATE regularity? If LAUSD was a private company, it would have collapsed a generation ago like the stinking necrotic tumor it is. LAUSD is a criminal enterprise – a $30 billion dollar (allegedly $11B operations, $21B construction) protection racket that extorts tax dollars under the pretext of improvement and higher scores. It makes schools I’ve seen in Calcutta, Rio, and Nairobi look like Cal Tech and MIT. ....LAUSD makes us lament the good old days before Brown v. Board...
  • Goldberg to head LAUSD? Ex-educator most talked about for job (Who said it can't get worse?)

    02/21/2006 10:41:01 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 7 replies · 367+ views
    Daily News ^ | 2.21.06 | By Naush Boghossian, Staff Writer
    (Get ready for more Gay, Lesbian and Transgender High Schools in Los Angeles!) With Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Roy Romer nearing retirement, the game has begun to find his replacement, and the name bandied about town the loudest and most consistently: Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg. The former school board and City Council member remains coy on the topic, but sources say she has been campaigning hard for months - even before Romer announced his intended early departure - to head up the second-largest school district in the nation. "It's not something I really want to do. However, depending on who they're...
  • CA: Teachers deserve say on where union dues go

    07/13/2005 9:29:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 585+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/13/05 | Aaron Hanscom and Ari J. Kaufman
    Imagine for a moment that your next paycheck is short $53. You call your employer for an explanation and are told that the money is being used to fight for your employee rights and provide you with job protection. Sounds like a good deal, right? Not so fast. Mandatory union dues make this hypothetical scenario a reality for public-school teachers across the country. As employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District, for example, we are required to pay a monthly fee to United Teachers Los Angeles, regardless of whether or not we want to become members of the union....