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Labor, community blasts billionaires, defeats AB 1217

With statewide labor solidarity and community support, the billionaire carve-out bill known as AB 1217 was defeated last week. With strong campaign efforts by UTLA members and allies, including our affiliates, the NAACP, LA County Democratic Party and the state PTA,...

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STEM school is a wolf in sheep clothing

Education reformers are getting creative. It looks like the whole Trump and DeVos school choice charters vouchers show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are thing is really messing wi… Source: STEM school is a wolf in sheep...

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A quasi-private science school in L.A. is a terrible idea

Assembly Bill 1217 seeks to establish a new STEM school in Los Angeles that would siphon scarce local public education resources, and would be answerable only to a corporate governing board, with little accountability to parents or taxpayers. Source: A quasi-private...

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Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state’s education system. The results in the classrooms are far more complicated. Source: Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its...

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