There was one key difference between last week’s picket lines of Marlton School teachers and students, and those of other LAUSD schools: Marlton’s chanted “Strike, strike, strike!” in American Sign Language.
Teacher Laura Palacios reflects on the strike during Friday’s Grand Park rally.
Persistent claims of poverty by the district have been the most contentious issue separating LAUSD and UTLA.
Laura Palacios and other teachers take a break from the rain to have lunch, then return to the picket line.
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Important byproducts of the walkout include robust dialogues about charter schools and on how much we are willing to invest in public education.
The rain and the strike drag on for teacher Laura Palacios, who balances family duties with picket line vigils.
Los Angeles teacher Laura Palacios confronts the second day of a citywide strike with coffee, doughnuts and a sore throat.
Obscured by Los Angeles’ massive public teachers strike, a separate charter-schools walkout targets many of the same issues.
Laura Palacios is a Los Angeles public school teacher married to another teacher. Today the mother of two joined 33,000 other union members in the first L.A. teachers walkout since 1989. This week Capital & Main will follow Palacios during the strike.
Los Angeles teachers’ demands have moved away from bigger raises and toward more funding to alleviate deep education cuts. But what would constitute victory for their union?
With a January 10 strike deadline looming, little progress has been made in negotiations between teachers and their school district.
We look back on 10 Capital & Main stories that reported on the changing conflicts within public education.
It’s been no secret that public higher education in California is badly broken, following four decades of disinvestment and tuition hikes.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made headlines begging Amazon to site its second headquarters in the state. Now, however, prominent Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly have slammed the idea of offering taxpayer subsidies to the retail giant.
Whoever is elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in November will have a historic opportunity to correct the course of a system in which the public good has increasingly been compromised by the competing demands of private interest.
A January study found that 11 percent of students on the California State University’s 23-campuses reported being homeless during the past year. At Humboldt State nearly a fifth said they’d been homeless at one point during 2017.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has more homeless students than many school districts have in total enrollment. In response, the district has created some innovative policies.
When a student doesn’t have enough money for lunch, cafeteria staff in many school districts take away the child’s tray of hot food and hand the student a brown paper bag containing a cold cheese sandwich and a small milk.
Research that shows early childhood education can profoundly impact the future success of children. But early childhood educators are still chronically underpaid.
In California, where 76 percent of its K-12 enrollment is students of color, diversifying public colleges and universities is a top priority.