Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Los Angeles Charter Teachers Do YOU Really Want to Unionize ?

Los Angeles: Charter Teachers Want to Unionize | Diane Ravitch's blog
        • Don’t bet on it . The union leaders sold out veteran teachers to get access to the charters , among other things . For 6 years LAUSD teachers have been without Keats insurance , which is one of the main reasons for having a union . The policy was canceled when deasy was deputy SUPE and filtrated UTLA with a variety of efforts that were 


          designed to usurp the power UTLA had . Remember New TLA? I am speculating , but I suspect Duffy resisted. Nothing means more to that guy than being a union boss. I never had much respect for he and Cortines with the Punch and Judy Show , but the pressure he was confronted by was formidable . Billionaires , AFT, NEA , ACLU, city leaders like Mayor Tony , the BoE , LATimes and the court were attacking the pugilist from every angle . I feel pretty certain that Cortines had similar pressures with the Teacher Jail scam on his shoulders ; after all, he called the lemon dances at this rodeo and as insufferable as the little sadist may be , he was not that comfortable with driving teachers to suicide using VAM scam or taking part in the ungodly plunder of public funds.
          Punch and Judy are no match for billionaires , philanthropy,and Ed reform . They both likely had some secrets they didn’t want get out . Ironically , it would be easy to forgive a relapse on Duffy’s part or ray’s romp with an underling than it is to forgive the horrors they helped unleash upon the rank and file , not to mention the losses suffered by students and taxpayers 
          Teachers Union Reform Network (TURN) is a good place to start investigating the collaboration between Judas unions and the reformers , who donate large sums to further an assault on our profession which they see as labor . Their lack of appreciation for what we do is illustrated by the arrogant and woefully misguided approach common core content is conceived in . It is obtuse , ignorant and profoundly flawed because these people think throwing up lessons is that simple . Yet they clearly can’t recognize something as basic as grade level standards . Kindergartners are frustrated and fearful because they are hardly ready for 3rd grade standards that they are forced to master before they have even learned the alphabet . 
          RANDI Weingarten epitomizes education politics gone awry as she sees CCSS becoming a major bone of contention to the public; her long standing support for the core waned when news broke about Pearson spying on students in social networks . Suddenly she is gung Ho about this boycott and at the same time , as I predicted, cozying up to Hillary Clinton in the hope that she will be appointed DOE secretary . While most of us may see that as an upgrade from dufus Duncan, I give you fair warning : Mrs. Clinton has been in Eli Broad’s pocket a very long time and has been instrumental in pushing charter schools . Because she is brighter and much more deftly dishonest than Duncan , Weingarten will likely convince teachers ( a force to be reckoned with at election time) to not only finance but vote for the very people who plan to usurp their political power as well as their importance in classrooms. 
          There will be technicians, interns and aids in schools the public pays for while the rich wiill get the profits as their kids have actual teachers. There is no equity in that . But with 10,000 + teachers in LA alone torpedoed out of their carers by lies, violated laws and evil legal schemes that UTLA took part in , it will be in all our best interests to be alert and wary .
          Weingarten is Broad’s “favorite ” and her hob nobbling is a big joke to NYC teachers . As for ALEX Caputo Pearl, here is a short List of why he should be thwarted :
          –REFUSES TO REINSTATE LEGAL INSURANCE IN SPITE OF PURGES AND IMPENDING STRIKE
          –REFUSED TO DEMAND DEASY’S TERMINATION, BUT WASTED NO TIME IN INSULTING CORTINES WHO HAD MADE AN EFFORT TO LIBERATE TEACHERS IN RUBBER ROOM . AGREEING TO PUBLICLY BRING THE CHARGES INTO QUESTION COULD HAVE CLEARED SO MANY NAMES. After Cortines freed a Bell MS art teacher , UTLA used it as a photo OP and took credit for what parents did with Cortines help
          –ACP,HAS CLOSE TIES TO WENDY KOPP AS DOES WEINGARTEN WHO ATTENDED THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE, SHARING STAGE WITH STEIN AND DEASY . I BET ACP WAS THERE AS PIONEERING CORP ALUMNI no one has less respect for us than KOPP whose lucrative non profit is financed by Gates, Broad and Walmart .
          — ACP CHEATED IN ELECTION WITH DEASY’S ASSISTANCE
          –ACP ENDORSED THE PRO REFORM CONTENDER FOR LAMONTES SEAT AT THE BOE , WHICH SEALED HIS SCHOOL’S FATE.CRENSHAW WAS RECONSTITUTED BECAUSE HE OFFENDED HER AND DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO ORGANIZE THE COMMUNITY WHICH IS CLOSE KNIT. THEY WERE BLINDSIDED BY THE TAKE DOWN
          –ACP HAS FILLED THE HOR AND BOD WITH TEACH + & E4E DRONES ,SECURING AN UNHEARD OF $3 Million STRIKE/SLUSH FUND DESPITE PLEAS FROM VETERAN UNIONISTS TO REINSTATE THE LEGAL INSURANCE WHICH COATS $2Million
          –ACP AND FLETCHER AGREED TO LET E4E oversee the ELECTION , ENDORSE BILLIONAIR BACKED BOE CANDIDATES
          –Compares strike TO CHICAGO BUT HAS NONE OF THE PARENTS INVOLVED, NO RESEARCH CLOSE TO DEATH BY 1000 CUTS AND HAS KEPT THE NEGOTIATIONS CENTERED ON RAISES EVEN THOUGH TEACHERS WOULD PREFER RETURN OF RIFS, SMALLER CLASS SIZE , AN END TO BIC , EFFICIENT PROGRAMS TO KEEP ATTENDANCE AND GRADES
          –UP SLATE IS TERMED OUT AFTER 9 TERRIBLE YEARS OF BETRAYALS
          –ACP AGREED TO INCLUDE TESTING AS 30%OF TEACHER EVALUATIONS DESPITE CA ED CODES THAT EXPRESSLY FORBID THEIR INCLUSION IN TEACHER EVALUATIONS
          –UTLA LEADERSHIP IS LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL , 5 STAR NON UNION HOTEL FOR THE LEADERS PHIP CONFERENCE IN PALM SPRINGS. FEW TEACHERS CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD TO GO MUCH LESS STAY AT THE SWANK DIGS THEIR DUES WILL PAY FOR 
          And that ain’t the half of it.
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Los Angeles: Charter Teachers Want to Unionize

Laura Clawson at the Daily Kos reports that some teachers at a charter chain in Los Angeles want to organize a union. They have asked management to stay neutral. They thought management agreed, but it created an anti-union video.
Laura knows that the charter business model relies on low wages and teacher turnover; much of the money behind the charter industry (think Walton) is staunchly anti-union.
By the way, the incoming chair of the charter board previously led the Broad Foundation.

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