Posted September 10, 2014 in Site Pages
Supporting teachers is the way
All students in California deserve great teaching. The recent Vergara lawsuit suggested that eliminating teachers' due process rights is the best way to achieve this. But if it were that simple, the highest...
Posted May 14, 2012 in California Educator
Is your district breaking special education law?
Imagine seeing programs and services for students with disabilities disappearing to save money, because the district suddenly has a “new way” of doing business.
Posted April 23, 2012 in California Educator
Stockton teachers win appeal
Everyone should be treated fairly, and a teacher’s job security should not be determined by how the employer says the position is funded. That thinking prompted the Stockton Teachers Association...
Posted March 23, 2012 in California Educator
Targeted teacher fights back
Michael Guardino uses one word to describe his school’s online cyberbully, and that’s “coward.”
The student opened up a Facebook account and posed as Guardino. He then “friended” other students...
Posted June 20, 2011 in California Educator
Beating the clock
A typical teacher’s workday begins early and ends late. It includes offering extra help to struggling students at lunch or after school. It may also include coaching sports, supervising extracurricular...
Posted December 21, 2010 in California Educator
La Habra strike ends in litigation
Although the 225 members of the La Habra Education Association called off their four-day strike and finally returned to their classrooms on Dec. 16, the fight is far from over with the La Habra...
Posted April 16, 2013 in California Educator
CTA/CFT fight lawsuit that ransacks professional rights
“This lawsuit is baseless and meritless, and hurts student learning.” So says CTA President Dean E. Vogel in announcing that CTA and the California Federation of Teachers are filing to intervene...
Posted August 30, 2012 in California Educator
Cleared of any wrongdoing, Miramonte teachers return
School is back in session for Los Angeles’ Miramonte Elementary teachers who were cleared of any wrongdoing.
The faculty members were abruptly removed from the school last February, following...