Category Archives: School stuff

LABOR’S LOVE LOST: Why labor unions sometimes suck, and why we need them, anyway

I write this on September 2, 2013.  Labor Day.  Facebook is today full of posts about labor unions with platitudes on why unions are important (see below).  Meanwhile, union membership is at its lowest level since World War II, conservative … Continue reading

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LAUSD’s New Abuse Scandal

(AUTHOR’S NOTE:  This post was originally published on March 31, 2013.  Since then, much has happened.  Please see the end of this post.) On January 15, 2013, Randy Traweek — a distinguished veteran teacher employed by the Los Angeles Unified School … Continue reading

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LAUSD’s Dark Lord, Dr. John Deasy

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 two large, angry groups — in separate parts of Los Angeles — protested against LAUSD, for two different reasons.  At Miramonte Elementary School, around a hundred angry parents and students protested the transfer of the … Continue reading

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