Thirty-four thousand teachers in Los Angeles are out on strike to defend public education against the privatization agenda of Austin Beutner, the former investment banker and current Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is demanding class size limits, more funding for counselors, social workers, and nurses, and a moratorium on charter school expansion. The school district is hoping to hold on to its $1.9 billion in reserves and continue defunding, dismantling, and privatizing the city’s 900 public schools.
Join Labor Notes Education Coordinator Barbara Madeloni on Tuesday, January 15, at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST for a video conference call with a few of the teachers who are leading the fight for the schools all Los Angeles students deserve.
• Karla Griego is a teacher at Sotomayor Learning Academies.
• Mark Ramos is a teacher at Franklin High School.
• Gillian Russom is a teacher at Roosevelt High School.
This event is free and open to the public. Participants can join by phone or computer. Space is limited. You must register to participate in this call.