Friday, July 10, 2015

Targeted Teachers Target Corruption

Targeted Teachers Target Corruption

Targeted Teachers Target Corruption

EDUCATION POLITICS -The organized corporate assault on public education -- and more specifically costly veteran teachers -- has gone on unimpeded over the last nine years, because teachers' unions around the country have not only done nothing to protect their dues paying members, they have actually assisted the school districts in getting rid of top of the salary scale teachers. 

They have done this under the pretext of offering an appearance of validity to what, on closer examination, is a clearly illegal and morally reprehensible process that has destroyed the lives of thousands of completely innocent teachers around the country -- that is, until now. 

In New York City, UFTSolidarity, under the leadership of unjustly targeted teachers and others, has finally realized that the best defense against this well-orchestrated assault against public education by the school district and their union is a proactive offense. Their goal is to take back their union with a substantive program designed to vigorously confront the corporate agenda of privatizing public education for profit and the further dumbing of America that has finally gotten some push back. 

In going through the platform of UFTSolidarity, and talking with presidential candidate and fellow targeted teacher Francesco Portellos, it occurred to me that what teachers are doing in NYC at UFTSolidarity could be cloned and applied here in Los Angeles or elsewhere around the country, where teachers' unions have also rolled over, ensuring the illegal elimination of huge numbers of their older and higher paid teachers. 

ACTION INFO-If, after reading more about UFTSolidarity's platform and actions, you find what they are doing is to finally present a reasonable response to the war on public education, contact them to get some help doing the same thing here:  646-883-8487 or info@uftsolidarity.org   

(Leonard Isenberg is a Los Angeles observer and a contributor to CityWatch. He's a second generation teacher at LAUSD and blogs at perdaily.com. Leonard can be reached at Lenny@perdaily.com )

-cw

 

CityWatch

Vol 13 Issue 56

Pub: Jul 10, 2015

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